Designing a Post Disposable Future

  • Speakers:
  • Leyla Acaroglu, Emma Segal

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The Disruptive Innovation Festival is an online festival of ideas that asks the question: what if we could redesign everything? During the DIF, we’ll be asking our speakers to tell us what they think is in store for the future of the economy. While watching you can chip in with your thoughts and questions: sign up for a free My DIF account and ask your question through the discussion forum below the live stream!

The #PostDisposable challenge is designed to see how quickly all 7.4 billion people on the planet can create a post disposable future.

#PostDisposable challenges people, industry and governments to rapidly integrate closed loop systems to advance the circular economy and positive change. It is a global movement to rapidly redesign systems that sustain wastefulness and resource depletion by reframing negative narratives. 

The campaign elevates everyday conversation, designed to provide actions and engagement with post disposable practices. We want to normalise #PostDisposable, and will feature ideas from our community on how to activate this collective and collaborative change.

This is the kick off event for a campaign that will run throughout the DIF. Watch the other events here:

Global Initiatives for a Post Disposable Future - Part 1 (November 16th)

Global Initiatives for a Post Disposable Future - Part 2 (November 20th)

The Global Redesign Challenge for a Post Disposable World (November 24th)


Leyla Acaroglu

Leyla Acaroglu

Founder, UnSchool of Disruptive Design

Dr. Leyla Acaroglu is an internationally recognised leading expert in disruptive design, sustainability and education. Leyla has a PhD in disruptive design for social and environmental change and in addition to being a TED speaker, Leyla is a seasoned author, award winning designer, activator and educator. She is the founder of The UnSchool of Disruptive Design, pioneering social and environmental change through design. Leyla’s work spans a variety of locations, fields and mediums, and is driven by her strong desire to effect, create, and see positive pro-sustainability change in the world.

Emma Segal

Emma Segal

Design, creativity and positive disruption, UnSchool of Disruptive Design

Creative changemaker Emma Segal brings 20+ years experience in designing and producing local and international manufactured consumer goods. She has a wealth of experience in sustainability, design and systems change that she uses to challenge the status quo by design. With training in international relations, graphic design and illustration, Emma has a wide range of work from creating multi-million dollar programs, to education. Her experience includes creating large scale fashion shoots, production trips to India, Thailand and China, fashion shows & press visits. Emma has won several design & illustration awards, and her work has been seen from Harrods to Hollywood.

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