Co-founder, Impact Hub (global movement)
Indy Johar is a trained & registered architect, and over the course of the last 15 years he has co- founded & established a RIBA London Building of Year award winning Architectural Practice - Architecture 00, Multiple Social Start up Accelerators, Multiple Impact Hubs in the UK along with supporting the development of multiple Open Source Manufacturing Ventures in London - from Open Desk to Wikihouse, and most recently Dark Matter Laboratories.
Indy has most recently been an active Inclusive Growth Commissioner for the RSA - in their newly launched policy guidance to cities across the world, along with being an Advisor on the Anti-Poverty Commission for the JRF and Young Foundation Senior Innovation Associate.
Indy has co-authored multiple publications - including the highly acclaimed Compendium of the Civic Economy and is currently working on a new book focused on case-studying new business models for Public Goods.
Indy's life work has been focused on the democratization of Places and our cities. His work has actively bridged & iterated across emergent research, startups and multinationals and recognizes this is increasingly an essential capacity in driving real change. Increasingly his work with Dark Matter laboratories takes him across the world focused on co-designing the institutional infrastructure of Good growth & systems change in its numerous facets from developing new models urban regeneration and place making.
Indy has taught & lectured at various institutions from the University of Bath, TU-Berlin; Architectural Association, University College London, Princeton, Guggenheim Museum & UNDP. He was Graham Willis professor at Sheffield University 2016-2017. He has given lectures and led discussions on various issues, including how strategic design meets policy and place making in various forums from Demos, Centre of Social Justice, Helsinki Design Lab, European Parliament, LSE, Royal Academy, Royal Society of the Arts and Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He has written for many national and international journals on the future of design, social systems and venturing and the future of regeneration.
Indy is also a Fellow of the RSA, UNDP Innovation Facility Advisory Board Member, was the member of the Mayor of London's SME Working Group and most recently is a member of Mayor of London’s Good Growth By Design panel.