Sessional Faculty + Researcher, Emily Carr University
Zach Camozzi has been leading the HDL collaboration with Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School since 2018. The decade long project primarily investigates how self-regulation and learning can be supported through design process. Though it has evolved to include faculty research on design pedagogy, integration of indigenous language into the K-12 learning environment and has supported research and co-creation on multiple ECU graduate thesis.
As a designer, educator and facilitator, Zach is most experienced in applying generative research methods to the recreation, education and health sectors. He can collaborate across diverse teams to conceptualize and realize physical objects and systems using methods and processes from design, engineering and outdoor education. He holds a bachelors in Mechanical Engineering and Masters of Design with a focus in sustainability. He teaches in the faculties of Industrial Design and Graduate Studies at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. Zach also investigates designs connection, influence and reliance on biodiversity within ECU’s DESIS lab.