Emma Chorostecki (she/they), is a furniture + spatial designer/maker exploring areas of materiality + social identities, primarily through woodworking. Emma’s speculative works have been exhibited across Canada + US with commissioned pieces in homes around the world including Paris, New York and Toronto. Emma currently resides in Vancouver, Canada, where they are a Masters candidate in Architecture at the University of British Columbia. Emma’s background in dance and choreography is woven into her storytelling + design ethos. Somatic understandings feed the creative containers of their work through an interdisciplinary design + experimentation process. Whether it be in furniture, sculpture or architecture, Emma considers it all to apply to the spectrum of understanding bodies in space. Most recently, Emma has worked on designing future cemeteries through the lens of craft, utilizing the making hand as a tool of mourning.