Alastair Parvin is a strategic designer with 00 London, and the co-founder of WikiHouse Foundation, a non-profit technology enterprise developing digital technologies to transform housing and planning in the 21st century
Although he trained in architecture, his work extends outside its traditional framework, looking at the economic, social, political and technological systems behind it. He is a co-inventor of WikiHouse, a digital building platform which is using open design and distributed digital manufacturing to radically democratise the production of homes, and Buildx a prototype of the first smart supply chain platform for buildings.
He also thinks, writes, speaks and advises companies, organisations and governments on housing reform, sustainable development, democratic cities and and digital innovation for the built environment, including 'A Right to Build' (RIBA Award for research 2011) and 'Scaling the Citizen Sector' (2016). He also sits on the Scottish Government Task force for Digital Planning and the Advisory Board of Rexel Foundation.