Emma-Kate Matthews


Emma-Kate is an architect, artist, musician and composer. In 2012 she founded EKM Works; a creative practice which promotes cross-disciplinary design with a focus on exploring the boundaries of innovative technologies.

Emma-Kate teaches a Masters design unit at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL where she is also undertaking a design and performance-led PhD. Her research concerns spatio-temporal interdependence between architecture and performed music.

In 2015, she released two solo albums of experimental music featuring both electronic and acoustic instruments. She is currently writing a site-specific composition for the Church of St Leonard in Shoreditch, which is directly influenced by digital acoustic simulation and 3D scanning (Dorsal Falls). Emma-Kate also recently performed at the Barbican concert hall with Japanese band Boredoms and is currently writing, playing and recording in several ensembles.

Emma-Kate has previously exhibited at the Royal Academy of Arts and the RIBA and her work has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals including Architectural Design (Wiley) and Design Ecologies (Intellect books, due Autumn 2017).

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Emma-Kate Matthews

United Kingdom