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29 September 2016

Leading UK innovator, academic and architect Indy Johar is headed to Melbourne in October to deliver a talk on the role of democracy in creativity.

Part of our Creative Exchange events series, and presented in partnership with the Melbourne School of Design 'Democratising the Creative City' will look at how we can unleash the many to create, reimagine and remake our cities.

Indy will share learnings from a series of past projects and ventures; from  his experience in creating social investment funds and community-led neighbourhood master plans, to initiatives such as wikihouse.cc, an online program that aims to make it possible for almost anyone, regardless of skill level, to design, 3D print and construct their own affordable housing. His talk will share provocations for developing creative cities fit for the 21st century.

Democratising the Creative City
When: Wednesday, 5 October, 2016, 6.30pm-8.00pm (Doors will open at 6.15pm)
Where: Singapore Theatre, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne, Parkville (Enter from Masson Road, off Swanston Street)
Cost: Free, but bookings are essential

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About the Presenter:

Indy Johar is an architect and co-founder of 00, a design practice focused on transforming cities, towns and neighbourhoods through a combination of physical, social and institutional changes. 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 also co-led research projects such as The Compendium for the Civic Economy, whilst supporting several 00 explorations/experiments including the wikihouse.cc and opendesk.cc. Indy has taught and 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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