• Portobello Connects: mapping magic on the Edinburgh shoreline

    By Grace Crannis For Portobello Connects, the penultimate event in our Glass-House national WE design event series, we partnered with Architecture & Design Scotland to explore the power of collaboration in shaping places along Edinburgh’s shoreline communities. Based in Portobello, a coastal suburb to the east of Edinburgh, the event sought to delve into the […]

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  • Gaming as a design engagement tool

    By Grace Crannis As part of our series of Design Studio workshops in our Empowering Design Practices research project, The Glass-House worked alongside partners The Open University to run  a gaming session for a group of Year 5 school children from St Mark’s Church of England Primary School. The workshop was co-designed and co-facilitated by […]

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  • Reimagining Moorfoot: Steel drums on the steel route

    By Grace Crannis For Reimagining Moorfoot: co-design, connections and city spaces, the second event in our Glass-House WE design 18/19 event series, the team were in Sheffield exploring the potential of the Moorfoot building and connecting spaces with an afternoon workshop and evening debate. Due to the building’s strategic location at the edge of the […]

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  • 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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  • high streets panel discussion

    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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