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Experimental Knowledge Lab pops up in Melbourne

New York based experimental knowledge lab, the Un-School of Disruptive Design is set to pop up for a week-long immersive fellowship program this January in Melbourne.

Experimental Knowledge Lab pops up in Melbourne


November 25th, 2015

Headed up by Australian designer, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, the program accepts between 12 and 16 fellows for an immersive 7-day intensive program, via an application process. The Un-School takes a disruptive approach to educative experiences, with a focus on activating and empowering fellows through immersive learning, active participation and mentorship. 

Un-School Fellows gain valuable experience in disruptive design, social innovation, collaboration, entrepreneurship and social change. The curriculum is diverse, ranging from sessions on creative leadership through to gamification and cognitive sciences.

Founder and chief educator, Dr Leyla Acaroglu, who obtained her PhD from Melbourne’s RMIT University, is thrilled to be able to bring the program back to Melbourne and share the benefits with her home region. She has designed the Melbourne program to help local emerging leaders activate their careers and overcome some of the all-too-common pitfalls of creative leadership and social innovation.

Right now, more than ever, we need creative entrepreneurs building new solutions to age old problems,” she says. “That’s why we teach systems thinking, sustainability and design as a platform for becoming activated social innovators, and our program offers a wealth of tools and knowledge, as well as peer-to-peer mentoring, network building and leadership.”

The Melbourne fellowship program runs from January 23–29, and will include workshops sessions from designer Trent Jansen, social media master and TEDxSydney food curator Jess Miller as well as the creative mind behind Melbourne agency Think, Adam Morris.

Un-School of Disruptive Design


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