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McKelvey School of Engineering

Design Futures Forum Keynote Lecture: De Nichols

Saturday, July 18, 2020 | 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Designer and social entrepreneur De Nichols will keynote Design Futures with "Sick and Tired: Reflections on Design, Illness, and the Fight for Racial Justice," a reflective talk about sustaining personal and collective well-being in the fight for racial healing and justice. Beginning with a poetic synthesis of conference themes, Nichols will share lessons from her challenges of navigating design projects with a chronic illness. 

The Design Futures Student Leadership Forum (DFF) is a leadership development initiative that builds capacity for future leaders to apply the power of community-engaged design to address systemic racism in the built environment. The 2020 Forum is presented with support from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts and Enterprise Community Partners.

Keynote will be livestreamed on YouTube with live closed captioning at 4 p.m. central July 18.

Event Type

Lectures & Presentations, Meetings & Conferences


Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts


Arts & Culture, Humanities & Society, Campus & Community



Architecture, Art
Event Contact

Liz Kramer | kramer@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

De Nichols is currently a Loeb Fellow of the Harvard Graduate School of Design, as well as an alum of Washington University (BFA10, MSW14). Learn more about her recent work in this Q&A.

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