My name is Andrew Welch. I am an open designer from London. My practice involves writing, making journeys and applying design and agile methods to real businesses and projects. My academic background is BSc Environment, Economics and Ecology from York and MA Design Critical Practice from Goldsmiths, London.

My main projects are Georiders - a mountain bike holiday company in Georgia and I am Technical coordinator of Joya - Arte + Ecologia in Spain.

A secondary project is ‘Wandermap’ which is wide scope project about walking and consciousness. It includes a guidebook the Open Wilderness Guiding book and other tools for mindful mapping and walking.

In the past I made some long journeys by bicycle and wrote 3 books including ‘Weave of the Ride’ about cycling from England to the Republic of Georgia and my experiences of living there.

Between Worlds chronicles my journey from Georgia to India, Nepal and Mongolia via Iran and Pakistan.

Prepare, Pack, Pedal is a practical guide to cycle touring. I also kept blogs about my travels which include gear reviews and how-to info about travelling by bike.

I am also a photographer and my practice is connected with my journey-making and walking.

I write critically about a number of topics.

I write code and this also cross-polinates with my journey making to produce live-tweeted maps and audio-maps as well as blogs about my journeys and books.

I interested in and concerned about the future with regards to everyday living practices on land and in the city such as community, mobility and agriculture.

I am interested in the concept of preparedness and self-sufficiency constituting which is a theme in all of my work.