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Maya Bird-Murphy

Founder and Executive Director

Mobile Makers

Country or State

United States


Maya Bird-Murphy is an architectural designer, educator, and the founder of Mobile Makers, an award-winning nonprofit organization bringing design and skill-building workshops to underrepresented communities. Bird-Murphy believes that the design field must expand to include more people and perspectives through teaching and community engagement, and she hopes to make her mark by helping make the world a more equitable place to live. She was selected by Theaster Gates and the Prada Group as an Experimental Design Lab awardee, featured as one of 50 people who shape Chicago in Newcity Magazine, and received the 2022 Pierre Keller Prize at the Hublot Design Prize ceremony in London.

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Current Position

Founder and Executive Director at Mobile Makers


Master’s Degree, Architecture

Past Talks

NeoCon 2022