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Liz Ogbu

Liz Ogbu: Designer, Urbanist, Social Innovator

NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Distinguished Speaker Series

Date: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Building: Woldenberg Art Center, Freeman Auditorium
Location: uptown campus

Liz is an expert on sustainable design 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 to tackle wicked social problems through design. Currently, she has her own multidisciplinary design and consulting practice and is on 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 Metropolis, Core 77, and the Journal of Urban Design. Named as one of Public Interest Design’s Top 100, Liz is also a Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council and one of the 2012 Next City Vanguard. She earned architecture degrees from Wellesley College and Harvard University. 

The NewDay Social Entrepreneurship Distinguished Speakers Series presents prominent leaders from across the field of social entrepreneurship to share their own experiences, challenges, insights, thoughts, and recommendations to students and the community.  The speaker series provides the Tulane community an opportunity to meet and engage with some of the most remarkable people working in the area of social entrepreneurship today.

Sponsored by: Social Entrepreneurship InitiativesCenter for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT), School of Architecture

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information contact Rebecca Otten via email to rotten@tulane.edu

Additional information may be found at the event website at http://tulane.edu/socialentrepreneurship/speakers-series.cfm






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