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Creating the change we want to see in the world, one empty building at a time.

The government and local authorities continute to search for answers to stem the tide of business closures in our city centres accelerated by the coronavirus. Makespace Board member and Transition By Design architect Andy Edwards reflects on his work in recent years and the process of transforming empty buildings into an opportunity to reimagine work and community […]

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Artist Callout!

Makespace Oxford is looking for a bold street or graphic artist to transform a street facing window on Park End Street into an exciting and engaging urban art piece. What the space will be: The Community Works will be a dynamic community action hub located in the Oxford city centre for social enterprises and progressive organisations.  Project […]

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The Community Works

Makespace is bringing back to life a building in central Oxford, which has been vacant for four years, and creating a new community hub and social business centre.  We’re incredibly excited to announce that Makespace Oxford is opening a new building! We are currently in the process of transforming 20/21 Park End Street, previously a Chinese restaurant […]

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Makespace Oxford stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. 

Makespace Oxford stands in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.  We have taken time to reflect, take to the streets in solidarity, and consider how any collective statement might offer a meaningful declaration of our commitment towards the deep work and sustained action needed to carry us forwards. Racial injustice has strong roots in the colonial […]

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Makespace Returns

At Makespace Oxford we have always tried to create spaces that offer a community environment for socially conscious groups and organizations. We have prided ourselves on providing affordable spaces in Oxford by acquiring short term ‘meanwhile’ leases from landlords with empty property, refurbishing them and renting them to charities, businesses, artists and makers. Our efforts over the […]

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Makespace Oxford: COVID Update

In this challenging time, Makespace Oxford is doing all we can to help keep our community healthy and safeguard those in our building who are more vulnerable or in contact with vulnerable people. From Monday the 23rd of March, we will be closing our building to the general public and only allowing essential access to residents unable […]

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Makespace is Throwing a Summer Party!

We’re delighted to invite you to join us to celebrate Makespace Oxford’s 1st Birthday! We’ll be throwing a big Summer Party on Saturday 31st August, featuring open studios and guided tours, drinks by the canal, delicious barbecue from our local Deli, a bar stocked with local delights, exhibitions from our artists, makers and creators, cake competition, face […]

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Makespace Business Breakfast: Autumn Series

At Makespace Oxford we have a friendly and collaborative community of freelancers, social enterprises, small businesses and not-for-profit organisations. We’ve started monthly sessions to share experiences, challenges and learn from each other about how to make our organisations grow and work more effectively! At our Business Breakfasts we meet bright and early over coffee and pastries around […]

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Makespace Oxford are recruiting.

We are recruiting maternity cover for the Makespace Oxford Project Coordinator role. A little over a year since its launch, Makespace Oxford is the city’s first truly affordable community working and making space. We’ve built an environment in which the makers, fixers, thinkers and doers who work in our hub space on Aristotle Lane can thrive. We […]

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