Project Description

Leyla Acaroglu 

Le Conclave 2017

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu embodies the innovation that instigates positive environmental and social change. A New York-based Australian designer, social scientist, and sustainability expert, she is internationally recognized as a leader and developer of the disruptive design approach she has several pioneering sustainability and educational initiatives. Leyla is the founder of two design agencies, Disrupt Design in New York and Melbourne-based Eco Innovators, as well as the UnSchool, her uniquely rebellious experimental knowledge lab that is all about disrupting the mainstream way that knowledge is gained and shared.

Her works such as Design Play Cards, Game Changer Game, Secret Life of Things, Designercise, and the AIGA Gender Equity Toolkit are at the forefront of activated experience design. She has authored several handbooks for change makers and continues to agitate for new ways of solving complex social problems through beautifully designed interventions.

She was awarded 2016 Champion of the Earth by United Nations Environment, and her 2013 mainstage TED talk that has collected over one million views is one of the most watched TED talks on sustainability.