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Andy Edwards

Oxford, United Kingdom

Andy is a designer and long-time housing activist, keen to develop strategies which make community-led housing accessible and affordable to all.

Trained in architecture at both the University of Sheffield and Oxford Brookes, Andy is an expert in green building – holding an MSc in sustainable building design. With a love of turning waste materials and spaces into opportunities, Andy worked with partners to co-found Makespace Oxford in 2011 with the aim of turning unused spaces into community hubs where members can make, fix and create.

A co-founder and director of sankalpa supported design cooperative Transition by Design, a co-founder and live-in member of Kindling Housing Co-op and a specialist in renewable energy at Bioregional  Andy is an activist, social entrepreneur, father and avid co-operator.

sankalpa has given us support at key moments which has helped boost our credibility and launch new initiatives which continue to generate benefits to our members and the wider social enterprise sector and community-led housing sectors in Oxford. Beyond this, they have shown belief in our work and helped us connect with other inspiring groups which is invaluable for young mission-driven organisations.

Andy Edwards, co-founder & director of Transition by Design​
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