Previous News 2018

Interdisciplinary teaching

A critical value of hub environments is their scope for users to mix perspectives. Interdisciplinary postgraduate courses are also hubs - programmatic ones, bringing together participants from a range of specialist backgrounds in time + space for fertile learning + exchange. The excellent Interdisciplinary Design for the Built Environment Master's at Cambridge University has now moved its home base to the university's Institute for Sustainability Leadership. Ziona Strelitz is sharing ZZA's distilled insights from ZZA's research + practice, lecturing on 'Learning from Building Users'.

Playing in the seams

The future is to be created! With ZZA's DNA in alert awareness + provision for cultural + social evolution, we are committed to continual mutual enrichment with colleagues from other fields. The days spent at the House of Beautiful Business during Web Summit in Lisbon, with a masterfully curated group spanning tech, business, academia, design, art, ethnography, literature, bioengineering, plus, plus, plus were wonderful + deeply instructive.

UWE's Student Union building, Frenchay, Bristol, © Architects, Stride Treglown (left, top + middle); generous coffee hub in reception area of the celebrated White Collar Factory, on which ZZA carried out a pre-evaluation from future users' perspectives, for developer, Derwent London (left, bottom) © ZZA; Buzzy entrance + workspace, Second Home Lisboa, (right, top + second) © ZZA; Inspiration at House of Beautiful Business (right, third + bottom) ©

Highlights 2017

responsive user environments