Harnessing Architecture for Future Cities
This year, the Australian Institute of Architects National Conference – How Soon is Now (http://wp.architecture.com.au/howsoonisnow/) focused on the transformative capacity of design and the ability of architecture to make real changes in the world. Local and international speakers explored this premise through four key themes; Building Resilience, Transforming Populations, Creating Equity and Advocating Futures.
The ability of architects to transform how we live, create and communicate were key areas of discussion. The conference also explored the new frameworks through which architects can help shape more equitable and sustainable futures.
The Institute has invited Indy Johar to provide his perspective on these issues and how his own practice responds to these challenges. This keynote address will explore the capacity of architecture to embrace the participatory, advocate for stronger, more social economies and help design a better world.
About Indy Johar
Indy Johar is an architect, co-founder of 00 (project00.cc) and a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation and Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield.
Indy, on behalf of 00, has co-founded multiple social ventures from Impact Hub Westminster to Impact Hub Birmingham and the HubLaunchpad Accelerator, along with working with large global multinationals and institutions to support their transition to a positive Systems Economy. He has co-led research projects such as The Compendium for the Civic Economy, whilst supporting several 00 explorations/experiments including the wikihouse.cc, opendesk.cc. Indy is an Advisor to the Earth Security Initiative and a director of WikiHouse Foundation.
Indy Johar is a co-founder of the Project00.cc Research Laboratory & Skunk Works.
Indy is a Fellow of the RSA, Respublica Fellow, JRF Anti-Poverty Strategy Programme Advisory Group member and a member of the Mayor of London’s SME Working Group and most recently a member of the RSA Inclusive Growth Commission.
Indy was Director of the Global Impact Hub Association and Impact Hub Islington [the original Impact Hub in the Hub Network] and worked with Jonathan Robinson to design the protocols and modes of the network scaling.
Indy has taught and lectured at various institutions from the University of Bath, TU-Berlin; Architectural Association, University College London, Princeton.
Indy has written for many national and international publications on the future of design, systems change and social investment.
This event is presented by the Festival of Architecture and Design, an initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects