mcbw talk&connect with Leyla Acaroglu

How does disruption affect us? For the first time, Leyla Acaroglu will actively represent the annual motto "Why disruption unleashes creativity" as a Creative Explorer at the mcbw 2023 and deliver her keynote on Disruptive Design at this year's talk&connect.

In May 2023, creative professionals from the worlds of design and architecture, enterprises and visitors will spend nine days at the munich creative business week discussing the relationship between disruption and creativity based on this year’s motto "Why disruption unleashes creativity". The mcbw has long served as a platform for all those who are driven by change. With a wide variety of events, exhibitions, speeches and initiatives throughout the city of Munich, mcbw facilitates encounters, promotes cross-disciplinary exchange and provides inspiration. This year's disruptive motto includes the following focus themes: "Think differently", "How to stimulate disruptions", "Crossover works" and "Harness disruption".

As a special mcbw highlight, the mcbw talk&connect2023 will take place on 8 May 2023 at the Munich Urban Colab. In cooperation with internationally acclaimed speakers, the mcbw talk format will search for answers to the question of how disruption can spark creativity. What happens after a disruption, how do we as humans deal with radical changes, how does something new emerge from the past and current shifts in our society – and what is the role does of design in this context?

Creative Explorer
Leyla Acaroglu

Creative Explorer

For the very first time, a prominent figure from the world of design will actively represent the motto of this year’s design week by offering thought-provoking stimulus. The role of Creative Explorer 2023 will be assumed by Leyla Acaroglu, an internationally esteemed expert in the field of disruptive design methods. As author of the guidebook Disruptive Design. A Method for Activating Positive Social Change by Design, TED speaker and founder of the UnSchool of Disruptive Design, Leyla Acaroglu embodies the mcbw 2023 motto in a truly unique way.

Keynotes, Panels and Disruption Deep Dive
Munich Urban Colab

Keynotes, Panels and Disruption Deep Dive

The afternoon and evening will be dedicated to statements from the mcbw advisory board on the annual theme, followed by two keynotes held by Sep Verboom and Sascha Friesike, before Leyla Acaroglu, this year's Creative Explorer, will illustrate how design is propelling social, economic and sustainable change for the better. A further deep dive into the annual motto will then ensue in a panel discussion featuring the three keynote speakers and moderator Annette Diefenthaler, Professor of Design and Transdisciplinarity at TUM. The evening will close with drinks and snacks, where all participants can mingle and network with the mcbw staff, all of the speakers, and other guests.

mcbw talk&connect 2023


16:00 Opening

16:30 Welcome address

17:00 Statements of the mcbw advisory board on "Why disruption unleashes creativity"

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18:00 Keynote Prof. Dr. Sascha Friesike, Prof. Digital Innovation, UdK Berlin

18:25 Keynote Sep Verboom, Designer & Social Entrepreneur, Founder Livable® Platform

18:45 Recess with champagne reception & finger food

19:15 Keynote Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, CEO & Founder The UnSchool and Disrupt Design

19:50 Panel Talk with Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, Sep Verboom and Prof. Dr. Sascha Friesike

20:15 Networking with drinks & snacks

21:30 End

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Date: 05/08/2023, 16:00-21:30

Location: Munich Urban Colab, Freddie-Mercury-Strasse 5, 80797 Munich, Germany

Early Bird Tickets: 69,00 € while supply lasts!

Regular tickets: 89,00 € Click here to buy tickets. Please note that both Early Bird and regular tickets are limited.

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