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March 2022

 The spiral is the underlying imprint of the Satelliser project, with the sense that there is always a way to enter, to offer, to gather, to move away and return. For On Spiralling Janine invited Nicole Zizzi – speaking from Boston USA- and Charles Koroneho – speaking from Auckland New Zealand–  to join her to think together with, and inevitably through spiralling. 


Nicole’s research is grounded in her physics and architecture backgrounds and experience of neurodiversity. Charles’ work explores the collision between Maori cosmology, New Zealand society and global cultures through performance, workshop and collaboration. In our spiralling conversation we touch on architecture, cities, maps, being a visitor, language, land, observation, orientation, colonisation, neurodiversity, negotiation, wave-particle duality and more. 

Project by: J Neve Harrington


May  2021

RISE, the Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Entrepreneurial Expo,is the showcase for the cross-disciplinary research and creative projects being undertaken by Northeastern’s solution-focused, leading-edge students, faculty, and staff. A decade old, RISE is the largest event of its kind in the nation, as nearly 400 presenters, over 100 judges, and 1000+ attendees join us for this annual event.


February 2021

In this episode, Nicole Zizzi, dancer, choreographer, aspiring architect, mental health advocate and co-founder of the dance company, Evolve Dynamicz, joins The Okay Days to talk about authentic movement. 

Through Evolve Dynamicz, Nicole uses dance and choreography as a platform to share and engage with personal stories to end the stigma around mental health. She is a mental health warrior who is learning to live with ADHD, PTSD, OCD, an eating disorder, and generalized anxiety and depression. This fall she learned that she is also autistic, and suddenly the things that she's silently struggled with all her life are starting to make sense for the first time. 


Originally Aired: June  2020

An Interview with Mary Hale
(architect, educator and artist, 2015 AIA Associates Award)
Conducted by Nicole Zizzi
(founder of Evolve Dynamicz, Choreographer, architecture graduate student)
And by Kida Kira, Founder - Volumelithic Sound


Northeastern University’s Center for Design (CfD) Develops Visual Atlas for the 2019 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture

December 23 2019

Northeastern University‘s Center for Design (CfD), housed within the College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD), developed a visual atlas that is currently on display at the 2019 Shenzhen Bi-City Biennale of Urbanism/Architecture. 


PeriAcetabular Osteotomy = Persevere And Overcome

August 23, 2018

On August 1st, 2017 I was rushed to the ER from work for what we found out to be a kidney stone.  It turned out that I was going to need surgery to get the stone removed. I was not expecting that one… 


Learn by Doing – Studio Erica Gunn 2017

Fall 2017

Nicole Zizzi is a dancer and student in the Architecture program. She worked with a database that shows the career trajectories of professional dancers, creating an artistic illustration of how dancers move through their careers.


October 2021

Gin and Chronic welcomes Alaina's friend Nicole Zizzi to the podcast. She discusses her various physical and neurocognitive disorders: Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, POTS, Hip Dysplasia, recurring kidney stones, hemorragic ovarian cysts, depression, anxiety, ADHD, Austism Spectrum Disorder, OCD, PTSD, Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, Dyslexia. Nicole and Alaina talk about women's health, specifically as it pertains to Autism Spectrum Disorder, which is frequently not diagnosed in girls and women. 

*correction to episode POTS/Dysautonomia is an autonomic nervous system disorder, which is part of the peripheral nervous system

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April  2021

The School of Architecture hosted its Annual Student Awards Reception on Wednesday, April 21. Although we wished it could have been in our usual haunt of the Curry Mezzanine, there was a great turn out of students and faculty for the event. Awards were presented for outstanding design, academic achievement and leadership potential. In addition, the Portfolio Prize winners were announced and the four architecture students who are included in this year’s most competitive Hunting 100 were recognized. This annual event is a great opportunity for us to recognize our exceptional students and their dedication to their own work and research.


November  2020

If you’re an architect, you design buildings. If you’re a dancer, you dance. And if you’re Nicole Zizzi, you do both.

For Zizzi, dance has always been a constant, whether it’s in a studio in her hometown or as the dance group president at the University of Rochester. “I grew up dancing and I just never stopped,” she said


January 2020

Paolo Ciuccarelli, IDV faculty and director of the Northeastern Center for Design, has developed with IDV and CAMD students a massive 1 kilometer long public data display:


Nicole and Alana: A friendship formed in dance

September 11, 2019

Nicole Zizzi and Alana Rochford are dancers who met for the first time at an audition. For Nicole, who is 27, the audition was a turning point in her recovery from hip surgery, a procedure called periacetabular osteotomy (PAO)


August 4th, 2018

Green Street Studios, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


May 2021

During a combined in-person and virtual ceremony, 13 CAMD students were inducted into the Huntington 100 on Thursday, April 22. Each year, the search committee recognizes 100 students from across Northeastern University’s nine colleges. The program shines a spotlight on the dynamic graduates and undergraduates making major impacts in the areas of research, co-op, athletics, entrepreneurship, community service and leadership.


April  2021

We are thrilled to share our interview with Nicole Zizzi! 

Nicole is a lifelong dancer, founder of Evolve Dynamicz, a master's student in architecture at Northeastern University, a mental health advocate, and an autism awareness activist! 

She sat down with our content director Hannah Hicks to speak about her experience as a dancer, her journey to receiving her autism diagnosis, systemic inequities within healthcare, the role of autism in her dance experience, and how to make sports a safe space for all neurodivergent athletes! 


July 2020

Collaboration brings authorship into question, and that can sometimes cause sticky situations. It can be difficult to incorporate and navigate the ideas of people with different opinions, but I do my best to find common ground! And I think that makes the work that I do with others more authentic. It’s hard, but it also creates such beautiful connections, professionally and personally. I can confidently say that I am very close with all of my collaborators, in school, design, and the dance world. 


Hip Hop Cardio And Core - The Importance Of Cardiovascular Training And Cross Training

January 13 2020

We wanted a fun, high energy way to sweat AND continue to get strong. Cardiovascular training is an important part of getting and staying fit as well as an important injury prevention measure for athletes.


Nicole’s Story: Dancing my way through pain

October 18, 2018

We dancers usually don’t express our pain; in fact, we almost like to be in pain because it means we’re working hard and improving. So, when I woke up one morning two years ago and I couldn’t lift my left leg, I knew something was very wrong. This pain was too intense to ignore.


Meet Trailblazers Lisa Costello and Nicole Zizzi

September  17, 2018

Today we’d like to introduce you to Lisa Costello and Nicole Zizzi.

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