From designing shelters for immigrant day laborers in the United States to a water and health social enterprise for low-income Kenyans, Liz Ogbu has a long history of working with communities in need to leverage the power of design to deliver social impact. A designer, urbanist, and social innovator, 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.
Ogbu will be in conversation with Curator of Socially Responsible Design Cynthia E. Smith.
Game Changers is a program of conversations with influential and innovative practitioners, thinkers, and industry leaders across design disciplines. The series launched in April 2015 with a conversation between Cooper Hewitt Senior Curator of Contemporary Design Ellen Lupton and Tim Brown, CEO and President of IDEO, a world-renowned innovation and design firm.
Game Changers is made by possible by support from IDEO.