FRESH TALK: Liz Ogbu & Swoon—How do we build to better?

Join us for FRESH TALK on solving social problems through creative transformations of places, systems, and communities.

Liz Ogbu, an urbanist and social innovator, participates in a conversation with artist Caledonia Curry (a.k.a Swoon), moderated by Kriston Capps of The Atlantic’s CityLab.

Followed by Catalyst, a cocktail hour with a topic and a twist.


Liz Ogbu: From designing shelters for immigrant day laborers in the U.S. to leading a design workshop at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, Liz Ogbu has a long history of engagement in designing for social impact movement. She runs her own multidisciplinary design and consulting practice, Studio O, and is on faculty at U.C. Berkeley and Stanford’s

Swoon: Caledonia Curry, (a.k.a. Swoon) is a classically trained visual artist and printmaker who has spent the last 13 years exploring the relationship between people and their built environment. Inspired by her place-based work, she founded The Heliotrope Foundation in 2015 to help communities respond and heal after natural disasters and other urgent social crises.


Required: $25 for general admission; $20 for members, seniors, students. Ticket price includes museum admission and the Catalyst cocktail hour. Exhibition galleries open to attendees 5–6:45 p.m.

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FRESH TALK is presented by the museum’s Women, Arts, and Social Change public program initiative.

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