Designer, sociologist, sustainability provocateur, and 2016 United Nations Champion of the Earth, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu challenges people to think differently about how the world works. As a pioneer of creative change, she weaves together sustainability, design, and systems thinking to activate the transition to a circular and sustainable future by design. Leyla is the founder of Disrupt Design, The UnSchool, and CO Project Farm.
Fernando Laposse is a London based Mexican designer, specialising in transforming natural materials that are often considered waste into refined design pieces, allowing their historical and cultural connotations to take center stage. His works address topics such as sustainability, the loss of biodiversity, community disenfranchisement and the politics of food.