Join The University of Texas School of Architecture for a lecture with Liz Ogbu, live-streamed on the Texas Architecture YouTube channel on Wednesday, October 7 at 1:00 pm CDT
“Design in the Apocalypse”
Liz Ogbu – Studio O, Oakland
“Apocalypse” comes from the Greek word for “revelation” or “unveiling.” The pandemic and the murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor among others laid bare a landscape of injustice and oppression that has long existed. Addressing symptoms of harm will never be easy, but it is necessary work. For too long, design has often been complicit in that harm. In her lecture, designer, urbanist, and spatial justice activist Liz Ogbu explores what it means to wrestle with that complicity, and the potentials of negotiating issues of race and space in service of healing. Ogbu is a global expert on engaging and transforming unjust urban environments. She is Founder and Principal of Studio O, a multidisciplinary design consultancy that works at the intersection of racial and spatial justice.