SELECTED SPEAKING TOPICS:
Future Cities, Future of Democracy, Alternative Entrepreneurship, Alternative Economy, Diversity, Society, Intrapreneurship, Creativity, Innovation, Systems, Architecture SME, Social Enterprise, Systems Economy, Civic Economy, Urban & Regional Renewal, Institutional Infrastructure
Indy Johar is a firework of ideas. He envisions a society with conditions for radical hope built in – a system with inherent audacity. He can talk like that, because he walks like that. He’s co-founded a number of socially-led businesses, and he places emphasises on the “co” in front of all his roles. That is one of the things that makes Indy stand out as a serial and social entrepreneur. Indy dives deep into the detail and jumps up over the blue sky – where he thinks broad and wild with an amazing insight into the mechanics of the world.
Indy Johar is an architect, co-founder of 00 (project00.cc) Research Laboratory & Skunk Works and a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation and Visiting Professor at the University of Sheffield.
Indy believes that the key to tackling society's problems lies in radically re-thinking the way our institutions and infrastructures re-organise their systems, from the inside out. Beyond small start-up culture, true impact and societal value will come when ‘corporate’ bodies in the broadest sense are able to catalyse changes. As a result he works with large global multinationals & institutions to support their transition to a positive Systems Economy.
He thinks democracy is not about ‘the vote’, but the democratic power to create our cities. How do we unleash the many to create, re-imagine and remake our cities?
He provocatively posits that innovation needs a boring revolution
Indy, on behalf of 00, has co-founded multiple social ventures from Impact Hub Westminster to Impact Hub Birmingham and the HubLaunchpad Accelerator.
project00.cc explorations/experiments include the award-winning projects wikihouse.cc and opendesk.cc.
He also founded Dark Matter Laboratories which utilises an experimental method typical of a fieldwork scientific laboratory, undertaking real-world research and prototyping in order to seed the next generation of 21st Century institutional infrastructure. They are working on a range of initiatives from developing a new class of System Change - Impact funds, to @Town_halls for Social Innovation, to the development of a new generation of Polytechnics, and the transformation of numerous existing institutions.
Indy is advisor to the Mayor of London's SME Working Group
Made In Space, Copenhagen
The Conference, Sweden
Open State, Australia
Wesbstock, New Zealand