Work from the Design Futures Lab: Nicole Koltick at TEDxPhoenixville

Nicole is an Assistant Professor of Architecture + Interiors in the Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University and a principal in the research practice lutz/koltick. She founded the Design Futures Lab at Drexel University, where she leads a diverse team in design-led research practices. Nicole pursues a trans-disciplinary collaborative design research agenda that seeks to synthesize and explore a variety of ideas and methodologies across fields in the service of novel design narratives and outcomes. In addition to her collaborative design work and teaching, she writes extensively on the ecology, philosophy and complexity of design. Nicole holds a Master’s of Architecture from UCLA and a BFA in Art from Carnegie Mellon University.

Video produced by Bob Sweeney (

Camera Operators: Bob Sweeney  & Joel Rickenbach

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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