• Sheffield People on Place 2017

    Guest post: The right to great design (Sheffield)

    By Leo Care Democratising Design With its socialist political roots, it is perhaps no surprise that a conversation about great design in Sheffield should be focused on people and the social impact of design. Early on, the discussion touched on the importance of creating places and spaces that bring people together, support core human needs, […]

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  • Edinburgh People on Place

    The right to great design – join the conversation in Sheffield and Bristol

    After kicking off our new People on Place Series in Edinburgh in July, we’re excited to announce our next two events in the Series which will explore the right to great design. You can join the conversation on Wednesday 27 September (6:30pm) at Roco Creative Co-op in Sheffield or at the Architecture Centre, Bristol on […]

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  • EDP Design Training Manchester 2017

    Learning about and exploring the potential of design – EDP Design Training in Manchester

    On 20th and 21st June, our Empowering Design Practices project ran a two-day Design Training course (based on Buildings by Design, the longstanding course developed by The Glass-House) to support three groups who look after a historic place of worship to develop their design skills and knowledge and explore the potential of their buildings. The groups […]

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    The Glass-House is featured in a new book on the value of collaborative research

    The Glass-House is delighted to have contributed to a new book published by Policy Press and edited by academics Keri Facer and Kate Pahl entitled Valuing interdisciplinary collaborative research – Beyond impact. Part of a series showcasing research from the Arts and Humanities Research Council’s Connected Communities programme, the book explores the benefits of collaborative […]

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  • The right to great design - The Glass-House People on Place series

    Guest post: The right to great design (Edinburgh)

    By Eric Dawson Why don’t we have quality places?
 What is great design?
 What makes your heart sink or sing? These, and other prompts, stimulated an open conversation as part of the 2017 Architecture Fringe. Facilitated by Sophia de Sousa from The Glass-House Community Led Design, a diverse audience explored how people and organisations can […]

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    The Glass-House response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy

    Much has been said and written about the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in the last few days. As a nation we have been profoundly moved, saddened and angered, by the scale of the disaster and by the loss of life. We have also seen people in our communities respond quickly to need, coming together to […]

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  • The right to great design - The Glass-House People on Place series

    Join the conversation in our new People on Place series

    This year we’re launching a new series of open conversations in the round which will involve events in four cities across the UK – Edinburgh, Sheffield, Bristol and London. Bringing together a wide-ranging audience from communities, practice, education and policy, each event will explore the perspectives and realities of different experiences of place and placemaking: […]

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  • Alder Hey Hospital

    Get inspired by Alder Hey in the Park

    I recently visited Alder Hey in the Park, a new children’s hospital in Liverpool, and was hugely impressed by their new complex and by their approach to using design to reimagine what a hospital can be. An award winner shares their learning As a member of the judging panel on the Civic Voice Design Awards, […]

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  • Sophia de Sousa at St Michael and All Angels Witton Gilbert

    Sophia joins the Barking and Dagenham Design Advice Panel

    Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia has recently joined the Barking and Dagenham Design Advice Panel (BDDAP) which will provide independent, expert design advice to support the borough in achieving their objectives and securing the best outcomes and quality of life for residents, workers and visitors through development, regeneration and renewal in the borough. The panel will […]

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  • Sophia de Sousa at Architecture, Faith and Community

    Watch or listen back to ‘Architecture, Faith and Community’ talk featuring our Chief Executive

    Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa was a speaker at the RSA’s Architecture, Faith and Community event on 28th February, where she highlighted the stories of faith communities who are shaping, sharing and opening up their spaces to support wider community use. You can watch or listen back to the discussion online: Listen: Architecture, Faith […]

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