Jo Ashbridge

Founder, AzuKo

Jo’s expertise lies in humanitarian work, disaster relief and sustainable development. Working with the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, she recently carried out research to build a human-centred picture of homelessness in the borough. She has authored guidelines for transitional shelters post disaster, researching earthen architecture in low income communities across Bangladesh and examining community-led approaches to sustainable rural redevelopment in China.

In 2014, Jo established AzuKo to grow the impact of collaborative design. She is an alumni of Echo++ and the School for Social Entrepreneurs. Jo regularly speaks on architecture and design for international development and advises on education as part of the RIBA Education Development Group