Dr. Leyla Acaroglu – Provoke, Design, Unschool, Disrupt, Act


Leyla (named Champion of the Earth by U.N in 2016) is by far the most knowledgeable and captivating speaker on sustainability that we have had the pleasure to host at Fotografiska Tallinn.

We talk about:
– Design (manipulative vs. helpful)
– Circular economy
– Activism vs. Actionism
– Design (why I hate scandinavian design)
– Systems thinking (everything is interconnected)
– Power of our voice
– Turning empathy into action
– Not letting the pain of the world paralyse us

From leylaacaroglu.com:
Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works.

An award-winning designer, sustainability provocateur, social scientist and entrepreneur, Leyla Acarglu (PhD) developed the Disruptive Design Method and creates educational experiences, toolkits, and social enterprises that help design a sustainable, circular and regenerative future.

She's a mainstage TED speaker, LinkedIn Changemaker and was named UNEP Champion of the Earth in 2016 for her work in advancing science and innovation for sustainability. Leyla leads presentations around the world on activating positive social and environmental change through systems interventions. She is the founder of the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, Disrupt Design, the CO Project Farm and Swivel Skills, an enterprise-level green skills development platform.

Leyla is a sought-after facilitator and keynote speaker known for highly engaging, interactive, inspirational and humorous talks on activating positive change by design.

Mentioned by Leyla during the show:


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