Congratulations to Leyla Acaroglu for winning the
United Nations' highest environmental honour,
the Champion of the Earth award.
Our newest maverick, Australian designer and innovator Leyla Acaroglu, has won the United Nations’ highest environmental accolade for her science-based yet creative work on bringing about change for sustainability.
UN Environment is giving its Champions of the Earth award to Acaroglu in the Science and Innovation category in recognition of her innovative, award-winning designs and projects that instigate positive environmental and social change.
A designer and social scientist based in New York, Acaroglu’s achievements include her UnSchool of Disruptive Design and its unique training modules, produced and led by her company Disrupt Design, and her ongoing efforts to transform the basis of human thinking, systems and design in support of a sustainable future.
Head of UN Environment Erik Solheim said, “Acaroglu inspires and helps people to equip themselves with the personal agency and relevant tools, deep self-awareness and knowledge they need to participate, shape the world and make a real difference in it.
“She has framed the impact of design on the way we live and the choices we have, in a way that is relatable, understandable and possible to act on. This gets to the root of sustainability: having the knowledge, skills and awareness needed to transform our lifestyles and make interventions that challenge the status quo.”
At Propela, we only represent mavericks working on the bleeding edge of the arts and sciences. From Body Architects and Food Artists to Cultural Hackers and Fashion Futurists, all our clients have a healthy disregard for the impossible.
If you're looking for a provocative visionary for your conference or someone to shake things up for your brand,
you've come to the right place.