Uréchi Oguguo (pronounced: /Oo-ray-chee/ /Uh-goo-goo-uh/)
is a New York City-based, Lagos-born learner, spacemaker, storyteller, designer at 2x4, creator, and illustrator showcasing their work as @ureunbothered.
Their creative practice uses thoughtful forms and vibrant colors as tools to tell the stories of, center, and celebrate the necessary rest, care, and tenderness that is rarely associated with blackness. Through their works across a variety of design media including architecture, illustration, and technology, they explore elements of everyday life, personal aspirations, and identity.
Uréchi holds a Bachelor of Science in Architecture degree from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation where they were the recipient of the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize award for the most outstanding student in the final semester design studios. They currently serve as a Board of Director at Ubuntu Education, Inc. whose mission is to decolonize and recalibrate how architecture is being taught, designed, and experienced in order to pave way for more equitable and socially conscious design globally.
For collaborations and partnerships, or just to say hi, feel free to get in touch at email@example.com.
2019 RAW Artists Showcase. San Antonio, TX