Leyla Acaroglu

Disrupting the Status Quo, by Design

Leyla Acaroglu

Talk: Disrupting the Status Quo, by Design

As a “designer, sociologist, experimental educator and social change maker” Leyla has had over 1.1 million views on TED.com for her talk Paper beats plastic? The human brain is a complex organ that evolved to respond to the world around it and make effective decisions about how to survive. So, how do our design decisions affect us cognitively? It's no doubt that design and technology have radically changed humanity. But is the rate of growth superseding our ability to cognitively understand the implications? In this session, Leyla, known for her brain-provoking talks, will explore the ways in which design creates us, the ethics of technology, and what we all can do about it.

Leyla Acaroglu

Design disruptor, creative boundary pusher, and cultural provocateur, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu embodies the innovation that instigates positive environmental and social change. A New York-based Australian designer, social scientist, and sustainability expert, she is internationally recognized as a leader in the use of disruptive design across sustainability and educational initiatives.