circular design WORKSHOP
3-DAY PROGRAM | AUGUST 12TH-15TH, 2019
DR. LEYLA ACAROGLU
United Nations Champion of the Earth
ON THE BEAUTIFUL CO PROJECT FARM IN PORTUGAL
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
This 3-day 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?”
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 all your food and knowledge experience for the 3 days.
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.
WHY SHOULD YOU TAKE THIS WORKSHOP?
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.
We have on site accommodation as part of our Portugal Campus development. Once you are accepted, you will select and pay for your accommodation based on your room preference and availability. The quicker you book the more options you will have!
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!
This intensive 3-day 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 certification.
the workshop PROGRAM
August 12th: Afternoon arrival on the farm
Day 1 // Focus on discovering and applying systems thinking // August 13th
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 // August 14th
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 // August 15th
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
This program is $950USD (accommodation additional), including 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. Please apply 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.
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!