Lisbon Workshop July 2017

JOIN OUR INTENSIVE HANDS-ON DISRUPTIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR SOCIAL CHANGE MAKERS, EDUCATORS AND LEADERS. 

JULY 22-23, 2017 IN LISBON

Designed for purpose-driven professionals across disciplines, our 3-part method of mining landscaping and building is an applied version of the disruptive design approach. You will learn systems thinking, life cycle thinking, cognitive sciences, sociology, design thinking and the tactics and techniques needed for activating positive social and environmental change by design. This intensive workshop is run over two packed days. You will discover how to love the problem, cut through the frothy stuff, go for substance over surface, map connections, think in systems, and activate your agency to create change through the disruptive design method. Apply now, spots are limited >


WHAT PAST WORKSHOP PARTICIPANTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT THE PROGRAM

"Working with Leyla Acaroglu in the Disruptive Design Method got me to walk away from my own "expertise.” It helped me to see how the craziest, most impossible ideas can often offer better solutions to intractable problems. It was a great experience." 
- Lynda Decker, CEO Decker Designer NYC Masterclass Participant
 

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • JULY 22-23, 2017, 10am - 6pm each day
  • 2-day Workshop tuition: $950USD (includes face to face and online programming) Some scholarships available 
  • Central Lisbon location
  • Places are limited, so apply early
  • By application only on a rolling basis until all places are full. 
 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The workshop focuses on actively applying the Disruptive Design Method of mining, landscaping and building for activated social change.

This three-part method is the applied version of our Disruptive Design Methodology; a holistic approach to complex creative problem solving. It combines sociological inquiry methods with systems and design thinking approaches to create a method of developing systems interventions that enact social and sustainable change. 

Using applied systems thinking, action research and the ideation process, participants will uncover new ways of thinking through the complexity of the issues at hand, and develop disruptive approaches to evolving system failures and externalities.

Arrive in the morning with an issue area, project or problem that you want to work through, and walk away the next evening with deeper insights and practical strategies for actively intervening.

Throughout the two-day intensive workshop, participants will unpack and work through a real world problem (either one you choose to dive into, or one provided by us) and, through this, will learn how to apply the Disruptive Design Method to their personal and professional practices of influencing systems and activating change.

This program is for established professionals and covers an array of critical thinking practices, including systems thinking, life cycle thinking, research strategies, applied systems intervention, cognitive and behavioral sciences, ideation and creative problem solving, and more.