Indy Johar | The Great Rotation and the Built Environment


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What is the great rotation and how will it affect the built environment in the years to come?

Indy Johar is an architect, co-founder of Project 00 & Dark Matter Labs and Senior Innovation Associate at the Young Foundation.

Dark Matter Labs is a field laboratory focused on radically redesigning the bureaucratic & institutional infrastructure of our cities, regions and towns for a more democratic, distributed great transition.

Project 00 is a collaborative studio of architects, strategic designers, programmers, social scientists, economists and urban designers practising design beyond its traditional borders. Through 00, Indy has led on multiple social ventures from Impact Hub Westminster to Impact Hub Birmingham to; he has also co-led research projects such as The Compendium for the Civic Economy, whilst supporting several 00 explorations/experiments including the, He is now leading 00 on a development engine for a next generation of Impact Hubs.

Indy is a Director of Data Science London, an Advisor to the Earth Security Initiative and a non-executive director of WikiHouse Foundation. He is a regular writer on and speaker at Ted Talks.

In this podcast:

  • How is real estate connected to ideas like political polarisation, climate change and conscious consumerism?
  • The great rotation of capital - what role does the built environment have to play?
  • Should assets be based on productive utility rather than floor area?
  • What alternative finance & capital forms are emerging in the built environment?
  • Have we yet seen truly transformative technologies in the build environment?

Indy’s recommended book for the BUilding Our Future reading list is:

Radical Markets: Uprooting Capitalism and Democracy for a Just Society, Eric A. Posner

Indy’s favourite building more of moment; in terms of the feelings emoted by walking through Manhattan, New York. His technology to watch is smart property rights.

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