Lab for creative rebels

UnSchool of Disruptive Design
United States (New York)

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The UnSchool is an experimental knowledge lab for creative rebels and change agents that teaches the ‘Disruptive Design Method’ for activating social change – building a global community that works to proactively and provocatively disrupt the status quo for positive change.

Founded by sustainability provocateur Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, as the result of her years of research into positive social and environmental change, UnSchool programmes pop up in cities from New York to Melbourne, and Rio to London, to offer adventures and experimental knowledge sharing experiences for adults.

Providing emerging leaders and established professionals with the creative ‘thinking and doing tools’ to challenge complex global problems, the original and award-winning programmes are built on three knowledge pillars – systems, sustainability and design.

By working with designers, artists, innovators, social entrepreneurs and world-changing-types within cerebrally-activating programming, the aim is to cultivate an internationally-thriving ecosystem of thinkers and doers around the world who see problems as opportunities for creative innovation.

Learn more about the UnSchool of Disruptive Design Mexico City Fellowship:

Apply for a workshop in the Disruptive Design Method for activated social change by Dr. Leyla Acaroglu here.

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Dr. Leyla Acaroglu (22 July 2016)


Leyla spent 10 years driving change in higher education, developing award-winning tools for educators, and facilitating hundreds of workshops. She earned a PhD in disruptive change making and combined her pedagogical theories, user experience design skills and sociological understanding to create a new type of transformative learning.

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Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Founder

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