Leyla Acaroglu

Leyla Acaroglu CEO, Creative Director, Facilitator, Disrupt Design

Hannah MacInnes joins Leyla Acaroglu CEO, Creative Director and Facilitator of Disrupt Design, at The Klosters Forum 2019 to discuss the issue of plastic pollution and to hear her personal insights on this complex topic.

Disrupt Design is led by sustainability strategist, designer and social change agent Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, recognized internationally as an expert in disruptive design, sustainability and education. Leyla has a PhD in disruptive design for social and environmental change. In addition to being a TED speaker, Leyla is a seasoned and respected author, award-winning designer, activator and educator, and was recognized in 2016 as ‘Champion of the Earth’ by the UNEP for her work. She started the award winning, multi-disciplinary design studio Eco Innovators in 2009, which became a leading provider of unique educational resources for design thinking and sustainability. Leyla moved on to found Disrupt Design and The UnSchool of Disruptive Design in 2014, both of which pioneered social and environmental change by and through design for clients around the world. She most recently founded the CO Project, which is the world’s first ‘brain spa’ located on a farm in rural Portugal. Her creative work spans a variety of locations, fields and mediums, and is driven by her strong desire to influence, create, and effect positive pro-sustainability change in the world. Recent UNEP project https://www.anatomyofaction.org

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