Wednesday 14 September 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
With architect and co-founder of Dark Matter Labs Indy Johar, architect Robin Campbell and artist Owen Griffiths
Continuing from the themes explored in the previous panel discussion, Griffiths will be joined by architect and co-founder of Dark Matter Labs, Indy Johar and architect, Robin Campbell, to explore ideas around the capitalisation of civic and public spaces.
Through this conversation, they will consider how we can better understand the changes happening in our urban environments, and how we can participate in and influence these often complex processes.
Thinking Green charts some of the post-war development of the city of Swansea, including the continuous removal and reintroduction of green spaces, and the speakers will consider how gardens, such as the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery’s, might be a way for communities to more meaningfully engage with urban planning.
Free. Booking essential.
This event will take place online on zoom. Please follow the link here to register: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZctfu2trD0oH9TVZ6Mvz6pZmr5JP_nXF8l0
Indy Johar – Dark Matter Labs
Indy is an architect by training and a maker by practice, he is a Senior Innovation Associate with the Young Foundation.
He, amongst other organisations – co-founded Impact Hub Birmingham and Open Systems Lab, was a member of the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission and a good growth advisor to the Mayor of London.
He is a explorative practitioner in the means of system change & the dark matter design of civic infrastructure finance, outcomes, and governance. Indy is a Director of 00 and Dark Matter Laboratories.
Robin Campbell is a Swansea-based architect and artist, who initiated the first “percent for Art” scheme in Wales and established Air Architecture. Air has won several building commissions and competitions, including the Swansea Environment Centre, and, joined by Helen Flynn, the recently completed Ogmore Community Centre in Bridgend.
Apart from new builds, Air has been developing ideas and projects based on re-purposing and inventive renewal projects in Swansea, Fife and the Brecon Beacons.
Robin’s work has been published in The Furnished Landscape (Bellew publishing for the Crafts Council, London), Architects Journal, FX, and Design Week. He exhibited in Making Buildings (The New Gallery Walsall, Crafts Council Gallery London, Turnpike Gallery, Manchester, Aberystwyth Arts Centre).
Air Architecture is the recipient of a Green Apple Award and Best Use of Space Award (Leaf International Design Award). Robin was commissioned by the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery to curate The Wind that Blows me is called Light, (Contemporary Glassworkers who work in Architecture).