Emily Smith is a Berlin-based Communication Design professor and researcher at the BTK University of Art and Design and the Academy of Design. Her multi-disciplinary practice investigates the interplay between the narrative and the spatial, experimentation as play and as research, and visual language of the emotional and the systematic. Smith teaches Identity Systems, Poster Design, Media Studies, Visual Anthropology, Creative Filmmaking and Spatial Design. Smith also lectures internationally within Anthropology, Architecture, Curatorial Studies and Interdisciplinary Design contexts. She holds a BA in Latin American Studies, a BFA in Design and Time-Based Media, and a MA in Visual and Media Anthropology.