- June 6, 2016
- Samantha Wrigglesworth
Part of the Mohawk Valley Collective since Spring 2016, Emily is a designer dedicated to the mission of aligning the built environment with community needs. She holds a degree in Architecture from the Barnard College of Columbia University and has been an active volunteer for community groups such as Free Health Clinics and Public Art Initiatives since her teenage years. Her current work focuses on challenges to the way ownership over space is assigned- and the outcome of alternative spaces in terms of quality of life, culture, and social relations. Emily actively confronts the politics of architecture through her work with the Architecture Lobby, as well as her work for the Rikers Education Project, facilitating an Architecture Studio on Rikers Island where young men and Columbia students together explore what our neighborhoods could and should be. Currently she works for McBride Architects in NYC, and on the design and construction of MVC’s newest public space, Unity Park, at 41 Mohawk St. in Fort Plain, NY.