Claudia Westermann, Ph.D., is an artist and architect, licensed with the German Chamber of Architects, and senior associate professor in architecture at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. She holds postgraduate degrees in architecture and media art and obtained a Ph.D. from CAiiA, Planetary Collegium. Her works have been widely exhibited and presented, including at the Venice Biennale (architecture), the Moscow International Film Festival, ISEA Symposium for the Electronic Arts, the Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany, and most recently at the 2019 Yanping Art Harvest in Fujian, China. Claudia Westermann’s research is informed by second-order cybernetics, actualizing in interdisciplinary projects concerned with the ecologies, poetics and philosophies of art and architectural design. In recent years, her research has increasingly also engaged with Asian/Chinese positions. In 2020 she was invited to join the Editorial Organism of Technoetic Arts.