Danika is a multidisciplinary designer and maker whose practice focuses on fostering connection between humans and the land through a collaborative, intuitive, and organic process. Having been raised in a family of Ukrainian settlers who farm the prairies of Alberta, Danika understands the need to prioritize ancestral and embodied knowledge in design methodology as we navigate the current ecological crisis. Their work has been acknowledged for its innovation in terms of activating, sustaining, and orienting processes of social change toward sustainability. Currently, their research focuses on values-based disaster adaptation strategies in the Lower Fraser Valley, as well as culturally-informed agricultural practices for textile production.

Danika holds a Bachelor of Design (Industrial Design) from Emily Carr University of Art + Design and is pursuing a Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture at The University of British Columbia.

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Living and working on unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) territories.