circular design WORKSHOP

LED BY

DR. LEYLA ACAROGLU

United Nations Champion of the Earth & sustainable design expert

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KYLE WIENS

FOUNDER OF IFIXIT.COM AND GLOBAL REPAIR ADVOCATE

Applied systems thinking & design strategies for advancing the circular economy WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON REPAIR

ON THE BEAUTIFUL CO PROJECT FARM IN PORTUGAL


3-DAY PROGRAM   |    SEPTEMBER 20th-22nd, 2018


ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

This 3-day intensive workshop hosted by Leyla Acaroglu and Kyle Wiens 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.

The expert hosts will help you 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?” You will get the knowledge, action toolkit, and support to actively participate in circular design, gain deeper knowledge on the tools of the circular economy, and design projects that have positive impacts. 

This 3-day deep-dive program is part of our leadership series and is for a small group of dedicated professionals. The program is held on our CO Project Farm Campus in Portugal and includes accommodation on site for the 2 nights and all your food and knowledge experience for the 3 days. 

 


OUR FACILITATORS 

LEYLA ACAROGLU

LEYLA ACAROGLU

Leyla Acaroglu is one of the leading experts in design-led systems change, sustainability, and creative change-making. She is globally sought after as a knowledge sharer and change activator for her insightful perspectives and creative ways of rapidly activating positive change. Leyla developed the Disruptive Design Method and is the creator of an array of award-wining cognitive experience designs. She was recently named Champion of the Earth by the United Nations Environment Program for outstanding contributions to science and innovation. Her wealth of knowledge in systems thinking, circular economy tools, and creative practice sees her working with established leaders around the world and with emerging leaders through her educational initiative, the UnSchool of Disruptive Design. 

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KYLE WIENS

Kyle Wiens is the co-founder and CEO of iFixit, one of the worlds largest online repair communities and parts retailer internationally renowned for their open source repair manuals and product teardowns. Launched out of his Cal Poly college dorm room in 2003, iFixit has now empowered upwards of 15 million people to repair their broken stuff.

Kyle is committed to fixing the world, one device at a time. As a repair activist his specialties are in the right to repair, sustainable electronics, scalable web architectures, entrepreneurship, building things, taking things apart, and helping to build the global repair movement with lobbying for the right to repair bill. 

 


Being part of the UnSchool is not just about finding a connection with a global group of individuals eager to do good. It’s about finding a way to activate your own agency, knowing that that’s the only real way to change your world.
— Zoe Palmer, Cape Town Fellowship

WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS WORKSHOP? 

circular systems design advanced training

Do you want to get beyond the hype and buzzwords of eco-design and the circular economy? Do you want to build your skill set and advance your leadership in circular design?

Take your creative change skills to the next level with this advanced workshop in Circular Design for professionals who are actively or wanting to increase their engagement and leadership for the Circular Economy.

This workshop will help you take your systems thinking and circular design strategies for sustainable and regenerative design outcomes to the next level. The session is designed for professional creatives, managers, product leads and entrepreneurs wanting to rapidly up-skill their knowledge and action potential. You will get one-on-one and small group sessions during the workshop to help transition your practice and projects to circular systems design. 

This is a high-level knowledge-building workshop that is designed for both professional and citizen designers. Perfect for business leaders, community organizers and creatives wanting to carve out a career in systems-level change by design. 


JOIN THIS CIRCULAR DESIGN WORKSHOP WITH DIRECT MENTORSHIP AND ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE BUILDING AT OUR BEAUTIFUL PORTUGAL BRAIN SPA FARM CAMPUS AND DISCOVER:

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

A beautiful energizing and regenerative experience on a living learning laboratory in the Portuguese countryside.


CIRCULAR DESIGN MOVES FROM DESIGNING PRODUCTS IN ISOLATION FROM THE SYSTEM, TO CREATING ONES THAT MAXIMIZe VALUE CREATION WITHIN IT.REPAIR IS A CRITICAL PART OF THIS NEW APPROACH TO DELIVER PRODUCT NEEDS IN MORE SUSTAINABLE WAYS.


THE ACCOMMODATIONS

We have on site accommodation options as Phase 1 of our Portugal Campus development. When you sign up you select and pay for your accommodation based on your room preference and availability, the quicker you book the more options you will have! The guesthouse has 4 private rooms and 1 large shared bunkhouse, we also have a sweet triangle cabin for more adventurous visitors!


CONNECT THE DOTS

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The way we design products and services to meet human needs is rapidly changing to move from a linear and waste-oriented production system, to a circular and value-increasing full systems design approach.

In this intensive workshop, you will learn directly how to apply sustainability to the circular economy from 2 of the world's most engaging and pioneering design change-makers. 


The idea of systems thinking and how this is understood in circular design really was an eye opener to me!
— Maik Birnbach, Advanced Circular Systems Design Training

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS PROGRAM? 

Professional practitioners in all creative industries, designers, managers, or entrepreneurs wanting to transition rapidly to the Circular Economy and develop the practical and applicable skills to lead change. 

Ideally, you have experience and general knowledge of what the Circular Economy is (if not, take this introduction first).

Our advanced trainings are high level, but we provide access to our Introductory Circular Economy and sustainable design strategies courses to make sure we’re all on the same page before we start. Additionally, we provide a learning pack and reading material to get your brain into the Circular Systems Design thinking zone!

CIRCULAR EDUCATION MODEL

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This intensive 3-day 2-night workshop is a perfect kickstart program for anyone wanting to track to Practitioner or UnMasters in our Circular Education Model.

Upon completion of all the program’s requirements, you will gain 15 points that you can apply to your learning journey to track to UnSchool validation.



THE DETAILS 

the workshop PROGRAM

Held on our new beautiful rural retreat facility in Central Portugal at the CO Farm Brain Spa campus, you will experience the tranquil beauty of our 200 year old olive farm. Be some of the first to stay in our rustic retreat facility in our restored farmhouse or custom built triangle cabin amongst the olive grove. 

Day 1 // Focus on discovering and applying systems thinking // Thursday, September 20th
9-11am Arrival on farm
11am - 12.30pm Introduction session
12.30pm - 1.30pm Farm lunch
1.30pm - 6pm Afternoon & evening session (with break)
7pm Farm dinner

Day 2 // Deep dive into sustainable design strategies with special focus on repair // Friday, September 21st
Breakfast 9.30-10am
10am - 12pm Active farm session
12-2pm Farm lunch
2-4pm Afternoon session (activities & free time until dinner)
7-8.30 Dinner & post-dinner fireside chat

Day 3 // Application and continued learning // Saturday, September  22nd
9.30-10.30am Breakfast and room pack up
10.30am - 12.30pm Morning session
12.30-1.30pm Farm lunch
1.30-3pm Afternoon session
3-4pm Close and pack up with transport to the train station 

INVESTMENT

This program is €1300 €1400 (depending on your accommodation choices) for the 3-day/2-night program, which includes accommodation, food and wine, lots of coffee and tea, access to an online learning preparation and post program continued learning pack through online.unschools.co courses. A book pack is also provided through the program. 

Places are very limited as this is a personalized and intensive learning program. Access is based on first come, so please sign up directly and complete the registration form so we can prepare for your learning journey.

SCHOLARSHIPS AND PAYMENT PLANS

As part of our goal to make our programs equitable, we offer both partial scholarships and payment plans. Our limited number of scholarships are awarded based on demonstrated need. We fund these to promote equitable access to our programs. Please help us build change by only applying for a scholarship if you have clear need and have no other way of raising the tuition costs. 

Since we started our immersive educative programs in 2015, we have given +40 recipients over $120K of scholarships to our programs.

Please contact programs@unschools.co for more information on scholarships and payment plans. 



Not ready for advanced training yet?

Take our online courses in Systems Thinking, Sustainable Design, and the Circular Economy on our online school here to get ready for the next level!