Haptic Lab, NYC
Emily Fischer is an architect that makes quilted maps. These functional Soft-Maps are hand-stitched representations of cities and neighborhoods that explore narratives of place, created using a novel combination of meticulous craft technique and complex digital geographic information. Each quilt is the portrait of an individual or family, carrying emotional geographies as well. Her current efforts have been invested in developing a professional career as an architect while maintaining connections to academic research and artistic practice.