Space architecture, and sustainable futures with Michal Ziso
Michal Ziso is my guest on this episode of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.
Michal is the founder of ZISO , a studio working at the intersection of architecture, innovation, space and human equality. She is also a Space Architect focused on human experience, a trailblazer by dealing with social and psychological diversity aspects; and an active member of WiSpace - Israeli Professional Women in Space Association.
A visionary architect practicing for almost a decade in Israel and NYC, she has extensive experience in designing skyscrapers and large scale urban projects. A graduate of the Technion - Israeli Institute of Technology , she also served in the elite intelligence unit 8200 of the Israeli Defence Force. Taken together is a rare combination of creative skills, intelligence data analysis and technical abilities which she manifests as a Space Architect and thought leader.
She is a two time TEDx speaker: TEDxISU International Space University, Strasbourg, France + TEDxJaffaWomen , Tel Aviv, Israel; a frequent lecturer and mentor at academic institutions, organizations and creative tech companies such as ISA - Israeli Space Agency, Ramon Foundation, UNOOSA (United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs), Explore Mars, Parsons School of Design, Wix and more. Michal is actively raising awareness for gender and human equality through public speaking as well as collaborations with international organizations such as UN Women, UN SDG global and SDG Israel. ZISO was chosen to be part of the UN SDG Action Campaign of 2019 as one of the 10 top global initiatives fighting for gender equality.
As a mentor to young individuals, especially young women, at various forums such as UNOOSA Space4Women, ProWoman organization and ISE (Israel Startup Experience), Michal promotes courageous creative thinking, innovation through extreme conditions and encourages all to become passionate change agents. A proud activist and avid traveller, Michal is inspired by cultures, diversity, and the various ways people use space on earth and beyond. Michal’s mission is to create a built environment in space and on earth that fits the needs of its diverse users to ensure not only a surviving but a thriving human society.