'We have to face the fact that our lack of sustainability is a crime and a shame'

Vinay is one of the world’s leading thinkers on infrastructure theory, state failure solutions, and managing global system risks including poverty/development and the environmental crisis.

He works both the theoretical level, building models and mapping tools like Simple Critical Infrastructure Maps  and at the completely practical level, for where he is best known as the designer of the hexayurt, an award-winning replacement for the disaster relief tent which provides shelter at 20% the cost of a tent.

Vinay has worked extensively with government, the military, some large companies and think-tanks – but most of all with the Free and open source community – to solve real problems.