born in 1965, architect and extraordinary member of the Association of German Architects (BDA), lives and works as a photographer and urbanist in Munich and Brasília. Besides freelance artistic work, in his research and teaching activities he devotes himself to the description and reflection of spatial and relevant urbanist phenomena, in particular lived space. In 2010 he founded the photographers’ group Pk. Odessa Co. in collaboration with Simon and Sebastian Schels. Markus Lanz teaches the perception of space in the field of tension between architecture and photography, in 2011 as a visiting professor at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya in Barcelona and in 2012 at the Technische Universität München (TUM), and since then as a lecturer at the TUM and the Munich University of Applied Sciences.