The Zaha Hadid Foundation (ZHF) aims to foster learning and enjoyment of Zaha’s life and work, and areas of Modern architecture, design and connected disciplines that relate to her. 

Our public programmes include free talks, workshops and events. We work with higher education partners, including the London School of Architecture (LSA) and Ravensbourne University, and with cultural organisations, such as the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and Open House Festival, to promote architecture and design to the public.

In particular, we recognise the economic, cultural and social barriers in front of many young people and are committed to increasing diversity and inclusivity in the creative sector. In 2023, we funded places for promising students from diverse backgrounds to access Drawing Matter’s Architectural Summer School in Somerset, UK, and expanded Open City’s 2023/4 Accelerate Programme in London and Birmingham, UK, with a grant that supports its free design, education and mentoring schemes for young people from underrepresented groups.

We are currently growing our learning programmes with several partners in support of our mission and will continue to expand it as the organisation advances. 

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