DESIGNING SYSTEMS CHANGE
How does nature solve problems? What can we learn from natural systems around us, that can be used to solve some of our own human-made challenges? In this talk, United Nations’ “Champion of the Earth”, Dr. Leyla Acaroglu, shares insights about design, systems thinking, and activating positive change through her international work in advancing sustainability, and through her project here in Portugal, where she is regenerating an abandoned olive farm to create a living learning lab to explore systems change by design.
With Leyla Acaroglu as our guide in this conversation at maat, examine the wonderment of nature and the ways we can learn from the natural world around us, to design a future that works better than today.
SCIENCE IS FICTION
Do you feel that complex new scientific topics or words are rapidly invading our daily lives? Do you know what biodegradability means? Or biodesign? Or what the abbreviation AI stands for? Or that psychedelics is an important mental health science?
The museum organises several talks with scientists, mathematicians, engineers, doctors, PhDs, artists and other experts. These sessions aim to bridge the gap between science (often complex and coded) and society in general. Speakers are invited to address complex topics in clear but non-simplistic language. Children and adults are welcome. Everyone will leave feeling more enlightened.