During her Masters in Curating Contemporary Design in 2017, in which she gained a distinction, Emma started to explore new ways of displaying architecture, focusing on its sensorial qualities and the perception of space.
The research focuses on how the built environment is experienced by the senses to create a ‘lived experience’. This approach acknowledges how individuals' interpretation is unique and challenges the way we experience our cities. With a love of music, she focuses on the sense of hearing and the power of sound upon the human body.
The aim of the research is to encourage users to inhabit and encounter spaces differently and to encourage architects to consider how they design them. This research continues to influence Emma’s approach to design.