Cultural Policy Strategies
Nadia Elokdah is a researcher, design strategist, and urbanist based in New York, interested in researching the many facets of understanding and engaging our cities. Her work explores ideas of global identity within urban cultures as a condition of our contemporary, globalized society. This has been explored through theoretical-based urban design interventions: the first reimagining historical architecture into contemporary urban culture; and second unpacking diversity politics as related to arts and culture. Prior to moving to New York, Nadia lived and worked in Philadelphia practicing architecture, urban planning, and design. She partnered with several institutions toward achieving socially-minded design including: theInternational Design Clinic on a guerrilla-design and installation project for a community youth center in North Philadelphia; Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, an arts and culture non profit in West Philadelphia joining diverse communities to explore, understand, and engage in positive images of Arabic culture; and an international design exchange for new Urban In-fill Project in Tokyo.