Elsa Mäki is an architectural designer and writer from Minneapolis whose work focuses on borders, living environments, and Indigenous futures. She has contributed drawing to the #StandingRockSyllabus Project and the book Empire’s Tracks (Karuka). Her writing has appeared in the Avery Review, where she is an editor-at-large, and elsewhere. Elsa’s other work includes cartography and scenic installation design. She received a degree in architecture from Columbia University and studies architecture at the Harvard GSD.