The world is made up of beautiful interconnected and complex systems. Learning to identify and design within the social, industrial and ecological systems at play in the world around us is a critical toolset for activating purpose-driven change. The Disruptive Design Method is the UnSchool approach of mining, landscaping and building creative interventions for positive change outcomes.



  • 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.


  • A deep, proactive, creative and fun learning experience

  • Development of a deep systems thinking toolset

  • Deep insights and understanding of regenerative processes and projects (in a design context but not just product-design) and how to become a regenerative practitioner/change-maker

  • Tools for designing positively disruptive and creative interventions to leverage systems change

  • Understanding of how the brain works in creative processes and how to better access surprise-driven creativity

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