Indy Johar

Co-founder (Project 00 & Dark Matter labs)

London, UK

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 & institutions to support  their transition to a positive Systems Economy.  He has also 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.

 

Dark  Matter  labs aims  to apply complex  systems science to  Urban & Regional Renewal;  turning what is generally perceived  as a threat of our time – spill-over  effects across borders, boundaries and silos  - into a resource to solve the wicked challenges  society faces in the 21st century.

 

Dark  Matter  Laboratories  utilises an experimentation  method typical of a fieldwork  scientific laboratory, we undertake  real-world research and prototyping in order  to seed the next generation of 21st Century  institutional infrastructure. We are currently 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 a Fellow  of the RSA, Respublica  Fellow, JRF Anti-Poverty Strategy  ProgrammeAdvisory 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 & lectured at various institutions from the University of  Bath, TU-Berlin; Architectural Association, University College London, Princeton and has written  for many national  and international publications on the future of design, systems change and social investment.

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