Scientist: Leyla Acaroglu

Leyla Acaroglu ESMH ScientistSustainability provocateur and cultural protagonist, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. An award winning designer, UNEP Champion of the Earth, sociologist, and entrepreneur, she developed the Disruptive Design Method and designs cerebrally activating experiences, gamified toolkits, and unique educational experiences that help people make the status quo obsolete. Her mainstage TED talk on sustainability has been viewed over a million times, and she leads presentations around the world on activating positive social change through creative interventions and systems thinking. Leyla is the founder of Disrupt Design, the UnSchool and the CO Project Farm in Portugal.

From COVID-19 to climate change seeing the issues beyond the news cycle

From COVID-19 to climate change: seeing the issues beyond the news cycle

COVID-19 and climate change may seem to belong to different worlds. However, direct causal links can be discovered by looking through a systems thinking lens. How should journalists and science communicators report on complex issues like climate change?

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A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr Leyla Acaroglu about systems thinking

Interview with Dr Leyla Acaroglu, founder of Disrupt Design and the UNEP Champion of the Earth. What is Systems Thinking and how does it help us understand issues like COVID-19 and climate change? Leyla Acaroglu: Systems Thinking is the ability to see the parts as well as the whole. When looking at phenomena like COVID-19 ...