DO YOU WANT TO LEVEL UP YOUR CHANGE MAKING ABILITIES FOR CREATING A POST DISPOSABLE WORLD?

DID YOU TUNE IN WITH US FOR DIF AND ARE LOOKING FOR MORE WAYS TO DIVE IN?

IF SO, THIS 3 DAY WORKSHOP IS FOR YOU!
COME TO DENMARK IN APRIL AND JOIN THIS WORKSHOP COLLABORATION BY KAOSPILOT AND THE UNSCHOOL.


THis workshop is now COMPLETE
Hear about how it went for some of our participants!

If you are interested in getting many methods and hands on tools within the field of sustainable design and change making, this is a very intense course where you get a lot in just three days within a small group of people.

Sara Gottschalk, lecturer Malmö University


The #PostDisposable course provided the perfect setting to deeply consider what, exactly, our global disposal problem looks like and how I can bring my skills to work towards solutions. As a writer, I gained essential insight on how to frame issues I'm writing about in the fields of medical technology and resource extraction. As a teacher, I took away dynamic methods for both exploding problems and refining potential paths for creative research and re-visioning the types of tools that will empower my students to discover what they have to bring to this global conversation.

Kati Standefer, Creative Nonfiction Professor at The University of Arizona Department of English

Finding a community of people who are interested in sustainability and mixing it with design and innovation methodologies is the inspiration I needed to move forward. Priceless.

Lourdes Martinez, Service Designer


If you work with design and you want to know what it takes to be able to design sustainable solutions and a sustainable future, a UNSCHOOL course like the Post-Disposable Workshop is for you! To work and learn together with an inspirational, funny and engaged international crowd that is also aiming to change the world has motivated me enormously.

Katja Øder, Senior Design Anthropologist

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ABOUT

This is an exciting 3 day face-to-face collaborative program program between UnSchool and KaosPilot to help you fill the gap between your desire to enact creative change and your ability to actually do it. This is an advanced level program to activate your capacity to move towards a post-disposable world. Gain the best of both worlds as we combine UnSchool and KaosPilot forces towards designing the future we want to see!

You will gain the knowledge, action toolkit, and project support to take your creative change-making to the next level, gain deeper knowledge on the tools of the circular economy, and design projects that have positive impacts. 

FOCUS: TAKING ON TWO BIG CHALLENGES

Join us as we tackle two of the most ubiquitous problems we’re facing as a global community - single use plastic waste and the apparel industry.

These systems affect each and every one of us, and we’ve chosen to focus on them in this targeted post-disposable 3 day workshop. Bring your own unique insights, skills, and problem areas to Aarhus in April and do a deep dive into the systems to design a post-disposable planet, beyond recycling to sustainable and positive change.

You don’t have to be directly working in either of these systems to take up these challenges - they affect us all in a range of visible and invisible ways. We will learn strategies for understanding the roots of complex challenges, and how to make systemic interventions that enable real world change.

From plastic bag bans in India, to the Buckingham palace going straw free, to fabrics made of orange peels and milk instead of petrochemicals, to Ellen MacArthur and Stella McCartney teaming up, the the world is shifting towards regenerative and waste-free design. But there’s still a long way to go to!

You’ll discover the tools, community and insights need to not only be a part of the next generation of positive world-changers, but to lead and design the way - at the forefront.

Want more? Check out the free activation kit we put together as part of the DIF Festival, read this disposability article about how we got into this mess by UnSchool founder Dr. Leyla Acaroglu. Apply now - spaces are limited, and applications are technically closed, but we had a couple spots open up so apply now!

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FACILITATORS

Creative changemaker Emma Segal has a wealth of experience in sustainability, design and systems change which she brings to a dynamic creative approach to challenging the status quo by design. 

Andy Sontag is a graduate of the hybrid MBA and Design school the Kaospilots. He is an experience designer, with a background in organizational change. He specializes in designing experiences that build meaningful relationships between people.

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We are calling on our global community of creative rebels and change agents to put their creative skills into full force in helping us activate a global movement to Post Disposable. Let’s move beyond the negativity bias that plagues so many people wanting to make change and start to action interventions that help people shift from the hyper-disposable society we have created to a more sustainable, regenerative and circular one.

This workshop’s goal is to maximize your capacity to create interventions that help us all shift from the hyper-disposable society we have created, to a more sustainable, regenerative and circular one.

This is an intensive 3-day immersive experience to activate your personal spheres of influence to transition towards the post-disposal circular economy. Central to this program will be exposure to exciting real world challenges and experiences in a small group setting.

Spaces are limited.

This program is about closing the knowledge/action gap to gain the skills and confidence to actively intervene and design solutions as leaders in the movement towards a post-disposable future.

IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?

  • Are you leading change, as the founder of an organization, or as a leader in an organization that is working towards a post-disposable future?

  • Do you have the ambition to bring a post-disposable future into your organization, and the drive to fight for it?

  • Are you a practitioner/trainer in design and want to learn how you can strengthen your practice by learning from the UnSchool and the Kaospilots?

  • Are you excited by the concepts such as the circular economy, regenerative design, and sustainability?

 
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This is a unique offering that we are pleased to be able to provide to our growing global community of creative change-makers.

Our growing network is establishing a global community of professionals willing to disrupt the status quo and build worlds for positive impacts, and this workshop will help push your words into action.

Once you complete one of our UnSchool programs, you join our creative changemaker alumni community and get access to many unique opportunities. 

In this collaborative program, you also become KaosPilot alumni.

APPLY TO JOIN THIS COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED CREATIVES!

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Gain knowledge of the design strategies that make up the Circular Economy and Post Disposable movement.

  • Bring your own challenges towards advancing circular systems design within your work or work on a problem area that emerges during the workshop.

  • Develop your systems thinking tools. 

  • Develop your creative leadership skills towards leading complex change towards a Post Disposable future.

  • Develop new networks and connections with like-minded creative changemakers.

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ABOUT OUR COLLABORATION

kaospilot

Kaospilots has educated entrepreneurs, changemakers and leaders with a creative edge and a global mindset for more than 25 years. The Kaospilot education has given leaders the ability to design transformational change within, organisations, and communities and navigate with direction and confidence through complexity and adversity.

“Probably the most impressive accelerator/fellowship program we’ve seen emerge in Europe.” - HealthStartup Europe

 
unschool

A global experimental knowledge lab for creative rebels and change agents who want to activate their agency and help redesign the world so it works better for all of us. We work with designers, artists, innovators, social entrepreneurs and world-changing-types to curate unique, cerebrally activating programming that re-orients the way we participate in the world around us, develops a divergent 3 dimensional perspective of the world.

"The content has given me a practical way to delve into complex problems, exploring thinking far beyond my normal lines of inquiry, and to surface new areas for intervention and innovative ways of designing those interventions. Everyone who is tackling systems should learn this." - Catriona McLagan (Alumni)

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PROGRAM LOCATION

This WORKSHOP will take place in Aarhus, Denmark.

Beautiful Aarhus is a comfortable 3hr train ride from Copenhagen, which is the closest international airport.


PROGRAM DATES

3 day program: Thursday April 26th, Friday April 27th, Saturday 28th, 2018 (full days).

This program is a small group, limited acceptance face to face program, and requires 100% attendance.

Bring an existing program that you are tackling, or work within presented problems in the workshop to help you rapidly progress through the learning experience.

Our goal is to get you to level up as quickly and substantially as possible. 

INVESTMENT

Price: $1800 USD for full 3-day program.
Plant based breakfasts and lunches are included.

We offer equity access places for those who are not employed or who need financial assistance with attending our programs.

Please indicate your need on the application, and it will be reviewed as part of our limited scholarship offerings. 

Travel and accommodation are not included, however suggestions for local accommodations in Aarhus will be sent with acceptance packages.

 

Want more? Read the UnSchool founder's articles on how we got into this mess:

Design for Disposability
Redesign of a Hyper Disposable World