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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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    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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    On the right to great design: London

    Do we have a right to great design, we asked at the final conversation in our 2017/18 People on Place Series? As a member of our London audience pointed out, we have the right to the best available standard of health and wellbeing and the quality of our environment plays a fundamental role in supporting […]

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    New Year’s resolutions for housing

    In recent weeks, various stories and statistics in the press have evidenced that tackling our housing crisis is not as simple as just building as many new houses as we can, as quickly as we can. The housing crisis has emerged from a complex combination of socio-economic trends that have come together to find us […]

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    Season’s greetings / Christmas office hours

    We’d like to wish all of our friends and followers a restful and peaceful holiday, and a very Happy New Year. Please note that The Glass-House office will be closed from 19 December until 2 January 2018. You can have a look back at the highlights of our work over the past year in our […]

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    New Trustee joins the Board of The Glass-House

    We’re delighted to welcome Susannah Davis, a leading non-contentious building construction and engineering lawyer, to our Board of Trustees. Susannah brings with her invaluable insight and experience of the housing and development sectors, as well as fresh thinking on how we can work with industry to better connect people and communities with design and placemaking. […]

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    Guest post: The right to great design (Bristol)

    By Sarah James With great design, comes great responsibility Imagine you were designing a space for someone you love. How different would it look like and feel compared to the many faceless, large scale regeneration interventions we currently circumnavigate and even avoid lingering in? Is it a human, fundamental right to live in well-designed spaces […]

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    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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    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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