Fall Lecture Series: Ifeoma Ebo
Shifting Power through Design
August 17, 2021
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Historically the urban landscape has been used as a tool to establish inequitable power/social relationships. The same tools that have been used to shape inequity can also be used to center equity and justice in our world. This lecture will use history, theory and projects centering community engagement design to explore how to shift power through design.
About Ifeoma Ebo
Ifeoma is an experienced urban designer and strategist who transforms urban spaces into platforms for equity and design excellence. Through leadership roles in urban design and development initiatives funded by the United Nations, FIFA, and the NYC Mayors Office, she has excelled in managing multidisciplinary teams towards projects that support racial, social, and cultural equity. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Syracuse University and Columbia University where she teaches on the intersection of urban design and equity. As the founding Director of Creative Urban Alchemy LLC, she is a highly sought-after consultant on equitable urban design and sustainable development strategy for city governments and civic institutions internationally.
Engagement process with residents in the Butler Houses, Morrisania, Bronx