Retrofit and Beyond: Working Through the Limits

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B117 Theatre (Basement), Glyn Davis Building (MSD), Parkville Campus, the University of Melbourne

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Rosanna Verde

  • Public lecture

Please join us for this keynote public lecture presented by award-winning architect Indy Johar.

Indy will present projects and provocations from his hugely innovative work with Dark Matter Labs and Architecture 00, and their diverse set of partners and collaborators, who are forging the new disciplines and practices of deep systems transformation. Indy's thinking is at truly global scale and impact, yet his projects move from street-level retrofits to planetary-scale systems financing, all over the world.

This public lecture kicks off the Retrofit Symposium, hosted by the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne.

The symposium brings together academic, government and industry experts to help set a national research agenda around retrofit, supporting the transformation of Australian cities.

Indy Johar is the 2023 Treseder Fellow at the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning, and we are grateful for the generous ongoing support of the Robert Garland Treseder Fellowship .

About the speaker

Indy Johar headshot

Indy Johar is co-founder of Dark Matter Labs and of the RIBA award winning architecture and urban practice Architecture00. He is also a founding director of Open Systems Lab, seeded WikiHouse (open source housing) and Open Desk (open source furniture company).

Indy is a non-executive international Director of the BloxHub, the Nordic Hub for sustainable urbanization. He is on the advisory board for the Future Observatory and is part of the committee for the London Festival of Architecture. He is also a fellow of the London Interdisciplinary School.

Indy was 2016-17 Graham Willis Visiting Professorship at Sheffield University. He was Studio Master at the Architectural Association - 2019-2020, UNDP Innovation Facility Advisory Board Member 2016-20 and RIBA Trustee 2017-20.

He has taught & lectured at various institutions from the University of Bath, TU-Berlin; University College London, Princeton, Harvard, MIT and New School.