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2024 Banister Fletcher Lecture

event Wednesday, 24 April 2024

access_time 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

turned_in_not £12-£12

location_on RIBA, 66 Portland Place, W1B 1AD

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**Registration for the lecture is free for members of The London Society, non-members can book to attend at a discounted rate. We do hope you will join us for this very special event.

We are delighted to announce that Indy Johar, architect, and co-founder of Architecture 00 and Dark Matter Labs will present the 2024 London Society Banister Fletcher Lecture.  

Indy will examine the future of the capital and the huge changes it is going to have to deal with. He believes that we all need to embrace the harsh realities of the structural transformations the city will undergo. London in the 21st century will have to tackle the scale of the carbon challenge and what that means for new models of building. How are we going to deal with the necessary increases in biodiversity, energy transitions, material scarcity and new forms of human development?    All of this is going to require a fundamental shift in how we approach problems, by harnessing radical new technologies and accepting that our relationship with the world around us is going shift in a way that hasn’t happened for 400-500 years.


Indy, on behalf of Architecture 00, has co-founded multiple social ventures from Impact Hub Westminster to Impact Hub Birmingham. He was a Good Growth Commissioner for the RSA, RIBA Trustee and Advisor to Mayor of London on Good Growth, The Liverpool City Region Land Commissioner, The State of New Jersey - The Future of Work Task Force - amongst others. Most recently he has founded Dark Matter - a field laboratory focused building the institutional infrastructures for radicle civic societies, cities, regions, and towns.

Sir Banister Flight Fletcher (15 February 1866, London – 17 August 1953) was an English architect and architectural historian, who with his father wrote the first edition of A History of Architecture on the Comparative Method, (for the student, craftsman and amateur) which went on to became the standard reference for architects, with updated editions published throughout the 20th century.

"..the whole point of Banister Fletcher is that it does cram everything into a single volume. It will remain one of the most thumbed tomes in Building Design's office library...above all, gloriously and frustratingly, invaluable." (Building Design, October 1996)

Fletcher bequest that The London Society hold an annual lecture in his name.