Adeola Enigbokan

Environmental Psychologist & Spatial Design Researcher


Adeola Enigbokan is an environmental psychologist. Using public engagement, she re-imagines the relationships between citizens, consumers, institutions and corporations. She combines deep knowledge of human behavior and emotional intelligence, with a passion for how social and spatial systems work and how creative change happens.

Adeola consults with leaders and teams on the ethical design of urban housing, workspaces, public space and emerging technologies. Additionally, she has led education portfolios in Urban Sociology at the University of Amsterdam, and Architectural Design at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy. She holds a doctorate in Psychology from the City University of New York, and a BA in Anthropology from Columbia University.
She has lived and worked in Seattle, New York, Moscow and Amsterdam, cities that are culturally rich, diverse and forward-thinking. This experience, along with her work in research, design, urbanism and learning and development, opens her up to worlds of possibility in ways people can live and work together, across disciplines and across cultures. Her work has appeared internationally in diverse contexts, such as the Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam), Queens Museum (New York), Creative Time (New York), Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York), Multimedia Museum of Art (Moscow), Royal Geographical Society (London), Royal Institute for British Architects (London) and Beijing Normal University.
At its core, Adeola’s work is rooted in the love and labor of black, indigenous and migrating women: scholars, artists, workers and leaders who taught her how to create elegance and excellence by finding the joy in living a real, meaningful life.