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(Re)defining Collaboration

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Tuesday, April 11
07:30 AM
Thou Mayest
419 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108
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(Re)defining Collaboration

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Tuesday, April 11
07:30 AM
Thou Mayest
419 E 18th St, Kansas City, MO 64108
$10
Buy Ticket → Buy Ticket →

(Re)defining Collaboration

Do designers suck at collaboration?  Are we simply engaging in ‘polite competition’ or reinforcing an ineffective social construct?  How can we inject personal growth into our collaborations, and does that contradict their purpose? Hosting this Designers Who Coffe, Obi Okolo, Creative Director and Co-Founder of the gō.DesignCollective, will challenge preconceived notions surrounding collaboration, explore the reality of what true collaboration entails, and discuss the outcomes that become possible when we lower our defenses and become truly vulnerable in our collaborative efforts.  Join KCDW as we get caffeinated and get into conversation!

Ticket Details
$10 in advance | $15 at door
Coffee and pastries included in ticket price.

Event Schedule
07:30 AM: Registration
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM: Coffee + Conversation




  • Obi Okolo

    Obiekwe “Obi” Okolo is a Nigerian-American designer, Creative Director and Co-Founder of the gō.DesignCollective in Washington DC (godesigndc.com) . A graduate of The University of Texas in San Antonio, TX, Obi served on the national board of directors for The American Institute of Architecture Students, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the AIA Council For Human Centered Design, and the Committee for Diversity and Inclusion. But that tells you nothing about him. Obi sees design as the ultimate storytelling tool. He believes that any superficial tensions that exist - the constant battle for the market’s real estate - between design crafts, whether Architecture, Interior Design, Industrial Design, or Graphic Design is a waste of time and a disservice to humanity. Obi’s time working abroad taught him what to look for in what he sees, and more importantly, how to communicate it to those who may not be looking. His life - from being the child of a proud cultural lineage in Nigeria, to the son of immigrants and definition of "other" in America - has been about reconciling conflicting truths. Obi has loved design before he knew what it was, and wakes up every day humbled by the opportunity to help others find the design in their narratives.
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