How might we leverage our unique strengths as designers and use them to reframe how we talk about our work? Join designer Oshoke Abalu of Love & Magic Company as we explore new strategies for telling our design story: from what we love to do, to who we connect with, to what problems we will solve.
Throughout the session, participants will enhance their design literacy skills and build a network with other participants who are interested in exploring innovative tools to use in their own practices, classrooms, or organizations.
No prior experience in design required. Recommended for ages 16+.
Oshoke Abalu is an architect and futurist who has been credited by TIME magazine with “breaking down walls” for rejuvenating and transforming global work cultures through the delivery of human-centered spaces.
Abalu pioneers innovative design solutions that infuse awareness and humanity into global workplace transformations. A Crain’s 40 Under 40 honoree, she is reimagining the future of work through inclusive ecosystem solutions like “Superpowers & Symphony” and “The We Way,” where people, organizations, and technology work side by side to create a better world.
She is the co-founder of the Love & Magic Company and a faculty member at The Inner MBA. Abalu and her work have been featured in Vogue, Smart Planet, Real Simple Magazine, Domino Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, ABC, NBC, Fast Company, TED, BOLD TV and more.
This free program will feature breakout rooms and will be hosted through Zoom, with the option to dial in. Details will be emailed to you upon registration. This program includes closed captioning. For general questions or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at CHEducation@si.edu or let us know when registering.
About Design Snacks
Build your design toolkit! Design Snacks is a series of hands-on workshops exploring techniques and strategies for participants to incorporate into their own practices, classrooms, or organizations. Workshops are held every other Wednesday beginning March 3, 2021. Participants are not required to participate in all workshops.
Design Snacks are made possible with major support from Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation and The Richard and Jean Coyne Family Foundation. Generous support is also provided by The Hirsch Family Foundation. Additional funding is provided by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
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