Tania Lopez-Winkler

Tania López Winkler is an architect and exhibiting artist based in London. Central to her work is the investigation of the world of fantasy embedded in the quotidian. Her interests are focused on the liminal space between interior space and city (as enacted in detective fiction and manifested in architecture), as well as drawings of an architecture that emerges from the psyche and its negotiation with reality. She is invited to give lectures and seminars in many countries including England, France, the United States, Italy, Spain, Poland and Mexico. She holds architecture degrees from ITESM in Mexico and the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.

The Detective of Modern Life

Mark Cousins, Teresa Stoppani

The premise of this thesis is that in the 19c the city reconfigured human experience. The main argument is explored using the Private Detective literature of 19c London from which the clue is extracted as a semantic devise and used as tool/site of investigation into urban questions. Secondly, the thesis proposes the literary figure of the English Private Detective as equivalent to that of the flâneur - a figure considered to be hosted in Paris and lacking in London. Both figures provide semiographical readings of 19c capital cities. PhD awarded 2012.