Co-founder, Impact Hub Birmingham
Immy is a co-founder of Impact Hub Birmingham, a network of citizens, makers, doers, entrepreneurs, activists and dreamers committed to building a better Birmingham and better world. Powered by a 6,000 sq. ft. collaborative workshop in the heart of Birmingham, the Impact Hub is an engine for passion, learning and outcomes where together, the community work to build a better, more fair city. Impact Hub Birmingham launched and successfully crowdfunded over £65,000 on Kickstarter, with more than 650 people backing the #EpicBrum campaign. Impact Hub Birmingham is part of a global association of more than 80 communities around the world in over 70 cities, with over 12,000 members all with a shared focus on creating positive impact.
Immy is a member of Project 00, [zero zero] is a collaborative studio of architects, strategic designers, programmers, social scientists, economists and urban designers practicing design beyond its traditional borders, ventures include WikiHouse, Open Desk, Civic Systems Lab and more.
Immy was one of the original founding team members that produced Birmingham’s first ever TEDx. Over the last 6 years Immy has curated and produced TEDxBrumas licensee including:
- 2012 The Next Revolution at mac, Birmingham (100 attendees)
- 2013 Marking the Map at Millennium Point (350 attendees)
- 2014 DIY at the Library of Birmingham (400 attendees)
- 2016 Power of Us at the Town Hall (750 attendees)
- 2017 Perspectives at Birmingham Hippodrome (1500 attendees)
Immy is also the producer of CityCamp an annual festival to explore together how an ideas community can continue to build and make a more democratic and fair city together.
Previously Immy worked as part of Tony Blair Faith Foundation.
On behalf of 00, Immy is co founding Dark Matter Laboratories alongside Indy Johar and team.