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Liz Ogbu – Friday, October 25

A designer, urbanist, and social innovator, Ogbu is an expert on social and spatial innovation in challenged urban environments globally. Having designed projects ranging from shelters for immigrant day laborers in the U.S. to a water and health social enterprise for low-income Kenyans, Ogbu has a long history of working with communities in need to leverage the power of design to catalyze sustained social impact. She is also adjunct faculty at UC Berkeley and Stanford’s d.school.

Her projects have been featured in museum exhibitions and she has been profiled in publications globally. Ogbu has been honored as an IDEO.org Global Fellow, an Aspen Ideas Scholar, and one of Public Interest Design’s Top 100. She earned architecture degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University.