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DIF on AIR UnSchool's Creative Change Makers - Session 1/3

  • Speakers:
  • Camila Olmedo, Lourdes Martinez , Souad Ghaffari, Marcela Godoy, Leyla Acaroglu

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Join the UnSchool for three engaging and compelling sessions featuring alumni and collaborators from around the world.

Across three sessions, UnSchool's incredible alumni and collaborators will share their stories of creative sustainability from Peru to Tunisia, India to Cape Town and from Lebanon to Bolivia and more.

Hear inspiring stories of rebellious change making from a diverse group of emerging leaders. The UnSchool community of alumni comes from over 40 countries around the world and these 11 different people offer international and interconnected perspectives of the possibilities for positive change.

Watch our weekly sessions throughout the DIF to hear how they have activated change in their own communities and the world at large through creative, positively disruptive interventions.


Speakers

Camila Olmedo

Camila Olmedo

Co-founder and Director of START

Camila Olmedo is co-founder and Director of START, a volunteer organization that activates young people’s agency in Latin America to take action in creating social and environmental change. As a Resolution Project Fellow, she works on El Agua Es Oro, a social venture with the objective to expose the real value of water and facilitate access to safe water for a peri-urban, low-resource community in her hometown, Cochabamba. She is also an UnSchool Alumni and co-host, where she found a distinct way to make creative change and address challenges from a disruptive design approach. She is currently pursing a masters in Sustainability and Social Innovation in Paris, France.

Lourdes Martinez

Lourdes Martinez

Founder of Artextile

Lourdes is a Social Entrepreneur who is very passionate about Textile Sustainability. Throughout the last three years I have developed Artextile, a local movement in Peru which encourages a change of textile consumption habits. This project is also a result of my advocacy to Human Centered Design. Yoga, nature and reading complete the few free time I have. Although I may not be the best at them, I love water sports. They are extremely fun!

Souad Ghaffari

Souad Ghaffari

Founder of RE Workshop

Founder of RE Workshop, Souad is a Tunisian packaging designer devoted to design that has positive environmental and social Impacts. She has an Applied Licence in Packaging Design from the Higher School of Sciences and Technologies of Design (ESSTeD, Manuba, Tunisia). Souad worked with multinational team on sustainability in Tatawin ( South of Tunisia) through Strategic Design for Women & Youth Empowerment, Arab and International Award winner for a packaging bio-material.

Marcela Godoy

Marcela Godoy

President of the Association of Sustainable Consumers of Chile

Marcela is currently the Director of Stgo Slow, a sustainability trends laboratory and consulting firm specialist in Eco-design, Marketing and Sustainable Consumption, and the President of the Association of Sustainable Consumers of Chile, AdC Circular. Industrial designer, specialist in Sustainable Innovation in Production and Consumption Systems. Consultant and professor of Management of Sustainability, Ecodesign, Consumption and Circular Economy. Facilitator and speaker Expert in Consumption and Sustainable Lifestyles. Working as a business consultant for 10 years, you realised that empowering citizens by educating them about the impact of their lifestyles and giving them tools based on ecodesign would facilitate their consumption decisions and companies would change their production patterns and products design towards to circular and sustainable ones.

Leyla Acaroglu

Leyla Acaroglu

CEO, Creative Director & Facilitator, UnSchool of Disruptive Design

Disrupt is headed up by sustainability strategist, designer and social change agent Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, recognised internationally as a leading expert in disruptive design, sustainability and education. Leyla has a PhD in disruptive design for social and environmental change. In addition to being a TED speaker, Leyla is a well seasoned and respected author, award winning designer, activator and educator. She started the award winning, multi-disciplinary design studio Eco Innovators in 2009, which has become a leading provider of unique educational resources for design thinking through sustainability. Leyla is the founder of The Un-School of Disruptive Design, pioneering social and environmental change by and through design. Her work spans across 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.

Host

Rose Ely

Rose Ely

Communications Executive

Rose is the Foundation's communications executive and is responsible for the development and delivery of communications across business, government, insight and learning, with a focus on content creation, social media, web strategy and media relations.

Prior to this role, Rose was the communications manager for the DIF, and still supports on the DIF's broader communications strategy.

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