Michal Ziso is an Architect, Space Architect, an Advisory Board Member of Moon2Mars VC and the Founder & CEO of ZISO, an architecture + innovation lab that imagines, designs and creates the future of the built environment.
Being a Space Architect, Michal researches and designs living environments for humans outside of planet earth, focusing on human centered & inclusive design using the extreme environments in space as a creative tool for innovation. ZISO lab offers research, design and consultation as well as creative direction and mentoring, while thriving on interdisciplinary collaboration.
As a graduate of the Architecture & Urban Planning Faculty at the Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology and the International Space University – Space Studies Program; and with over a decade of experience in designing skyscrapers and large scale urban projects both in Israel and the US, Michal practices a visionary and futuristic approach which she applies in all walks of life.
Through her ongoing collaboration and work with local and international organizations such as UN Women, ProWoman, UN SDG global and SDG Israel, Michal promotes democratization of access to space, Equitable and Inclusive Design; and is an advocate for gender and human equality, a matter she holds dear to her heart.
A two time TEDx speaker (TEDxISU International Space University, Strasbourg, France + TEDxJaffaWomen, Tel Aviv, Israel), Michal commands the global stage as a frequent keynote and public speaker at academic institutions (Parsons School of Design NYC, ISU, Technion and more) organizations (NASA, ISA, Ramon Foundation, UNOOSA, and more) and tech companies (Wix, Jolt, Kenshoo and more).
Keynote speaker topics focus on designing desirable futures on earth through space architecture, fostering innovative mindsets, finding your competitive edge, impact economy, diversity & inclusion perspectives and making unbiased decisions.