• Redefining our collaborative design language at Beyond Buzzwords

    Community-led and community-engaged design are increasingly part of the development and regeneration narrative, but what do these terms actually mean? Likewise what does this really mean in practice for those involved? We addressed these questions at Beyond Buzzwords: the language of collaborative design, the first of our WE design series of events, held in London […]

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  • Layers of Community: Design Training Sheffield 2018

    By Myra Stuart Examples of how local communities are the experts abounded at our latest Design Training workshop, while a Buddha in a belfry showed us the importance of considering the multiple levels of what community can be and the ways in which communication can be paramount. New to The Glass-House, I was part of […]

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  • Bow Study Tour: Reinventing Places of Worship

    By Grace Crannis Unlocking community gems in the heart of London.  The latest Study Tour event organised by the Empowering Design Practices (EDP) research project on the 22nd August, was an inspirational opportunity to explore the potential for community-led design to enhance and reimagine historic places of worship. Through site visits to three unique places […]

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    Glass-House Chief Executive appears on Victoria Derbyshire show

    On Tuesday 7 August, Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa took part in a televised panel discussion on BBC Two’s Victoria Derbyshire show that explored the challenges facing the UK’s high streets and what their future might look like. Amongst a panel of retail experts, politicians and community leaders, Sophia reflected on the changing nature […]

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  • Queens Park

    Sophia appointed to expert panel to advise on the future of the high street

    Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa is one of eight members appointed to an Expert Advisory Panel on High Streets, announced by High Streets Minister, Jake Berry MP on 16 July 2018. Chaired by Sir John Timpson (chair of multiple service retail Timpson), the panel will explore what local communities want from their high streets, […]

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  • EDP Design training London

    We’re recruiting – join our team

    With 17 years’ experience of supporting people, projects and places, we want to explore how we can continue to make a difference through our support and outreach. As well as looking towards the future, we are embarking on a period of revisiting past projects and bringing together our approaches and tools, with the long-term goal […]

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  • EDP at Tate Exchange

    Taking time to look back at our work…

    With 17 years’ experience of supporting people, projects and places, we think it’s a good time to look back at our work, evaluate the impact of our support and bring together and share the tools and approaches we’ve developed over many years to support greater participation in the design of our built environment. We also […]

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    How do we progress participation in architecture? Beyond Participation #2

    Introducing the Irish Architecture Foundation’s second international conference on participation (Beyond Participation #2), programme curator Tara Kennedy declared that “participation is fundamental to architecture.” But is participation really embedded in the practices and processes of how we develop, improve and shape the spaces where live, work and play? This conference, held over two days in […]

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  • Alder Hey Hospital

    GDPR: Update to our Privacy Policy

    With the introduction today of new data protection laws – the General Data Protection Regulation ‘GDPR’  – we have updated our Privacy Policy to reflect these changes. Our updated policy provides information on how and why we collect your personal information, what we do with it and how we keep it secure. Please do not […]

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    The right to great design: taking (community-led) action

    By Katherine Horsham Conversation at the recent Glass-House event in London seemed to quickly conclude we do have the right to great design. It’s even enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human rights (Article 25). But when we started discussing how this right is enacted and what responsibility different actors should take to get there, […]

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