Mar 9/ 7:30PM @ Blind Barber


Disrupting The Status Quo

From cognitive bias to gamification and the social conditions in between, what makes change happen and how does one disrupt the status quo with intent? Designer, sociologist and sustainability provocateur Leyla Acaroglu will explore the ways in which the human condition is primed for creative rebels and change agents to disrupt the status quo for activated social change, by design. 



Sustainability Provocateur, Designer and Sociologist

Leyla Acaroglu (PhD) is a New York based Australian designer, social scientist, sustainability provocateur and entrepreneur. She is the founder of The Un-School of Disruptive Design, an experimental knowledge lab and two design agencies; New York based Disrupt Design and Melbourne based Eco Innovators. Both are multidisciplinary studios focused on pioneering social and environmental change through design. Her work spans a variety of locations, fields and mediums and is driven by an inherent desire to effect, create, and see positive pro-sustainability change in the world. Leyla is a well-respected international speaker on sustainability and innovation, her mainstage TED2013 Talk has had over 1 million views, and she frequently presents around the world.