This intensive workshop hosted by Leyla Acaroglu will elevate your skill set in design for the circular economy, with a special focus on life cycle thinking, circular design decisions, and repair as core design strategies for achieving the circular economy. Fill the gap between your desire to enact circular design and your ability to actually do it. This is an advanced level program with one-on-one mentorship in “How the hell do I do this?”



  • Engaging Sessions

    Live sessions with the UnSchool are characterized by being highly participatory, engaging, and inspiring. They rapidly increase your skills and knowledge, and give a boost to your positive future framing ability.

  • How-To Skills

    Take the knowledge you learn, and put it into action with clear, practical and quick how-to activities that clearly apply what you just learned so you can take it into your next projects immediately. Start using these tools immediately.

  • Peer Connections

    Rapidly upskill your creative change-making capacity, with space to reflect and connect with your like-minded peers. Discover peer mentors in the wider UnSchool community after the program and grow your change making network.


  • How to design for systems or repair and ways to help activate this growing community of repair focused design approaches

  • A heightened ability to lead change by design of the circular economy

  • Insights on how to develop a practice in circular systems design

  • Methods and practices that will give you a head start in leading and designing products for the circular economy

  • Purpose-driven leadership capabilities to give you the clarity and strength to navigate through adversity + complexity

  • Ability to create and drive momentum towards positive social and environmental change

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Meet UnSchool Founder and Course Facilitator

Sustainability provocateur, award-winning designer, 2016 UNEP Champion of the Earth, and creative changemaker pioneer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As the founder of the UnSchool and creator of the Disruptive Design Method, Leyla weaves together her skills as a designer, sociologist, and social entrepreneur to create highly immersive educative experiences. She is a renowned international expert on systems thinking and sustainability, running workshops around the world and designing activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help equip people with the tools to intervene and change systems to make the status quo obsolete. Sought after for her unique approach to activating positive social change by design, Leyla's main-stage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she is the author of several handbooks, as well as an op ed contributor for major publications like the New York Times.

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

UnSchool Founder + Global Change Maker

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu

Meet UnSchool Founder and Course Facilitator