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Thursday, November 5 • 9:15am - 10:30am
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A designer, urbanist, and social innovator, Liz Ogbu is an expert on social and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. From designing shelters for immigrant day laborers in the U.S. to a water and health social enterprise for low-income Kenyans, Liz has a long history of working with communities in need to leverage the power of design to deliver social impact. She is founder and principal of Studio O, a multidisciplinary design and innovation firm, as well as adjunct faculty at UC Berkeley and Stanford’s d.school. Previous roles include first-ever Scholar-in-Residence at the Center for Art & Public Life at California College of the Arts, Innovator-in-Residence through the inaugural IDEO.org Fellowship, and Design Director at the nonprofit Public Architecture. Her projects have been featured in museum exhibitions and received numerous design awards globally. She has also written for and been profiled in publications such as the Boston Globe, Metropolis, Core 77, and the Journal of Urban Design.  Her honors include Aspen Ideas Scholar, Next City Vanguard, Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council, and one of Public Interest Design’s Top 100. She earned architecture degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University.

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Liz Ogbu

Principle, Studio O
A designer, urbanist, and social innovator, Liz tackles wicked social problems through creative transformations of places, systems, and communities. She runs her own multidisciplinary design and consulting practice, Studio O, and is on faculty at UC Berkeley and Stanford’s d.school. Liz previously was the inaugural Scholar in Residence at the California College of the Arts and served as part of the first class of... Read More →




Thursday November 5, 2015 9:15am - 10:30am
Great Lakes C

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