• The Value of Community Led Design – another success!

    Great news! The Glass-House and partners – the Open University and Architecture Centre Network – have been successful in gaining another grant of £40,000 from the Arts and Humanities Research Counci (AHRC) to carry out a piece of action research into The Value of Community Led Design. This piece of research will use creative and […]

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  • Community Rights Made Real: What will the Localism Act mean for communities?

    With the Localism Act (the government’s new policy giving increased decision-making powers to communities) soon to become part of our planning system, there is a lot of talk about how our communities and neighbourhoods will be affected. Among the increased powers are 3 new Rights for communities: The Community Right to Bid – i.e. the […]

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  • The Community Led Design Debate continues in Bristol

    From the concrete jungle on arrival in Bristol to the thriving regenerated docklands and to the home of our hosts and partner Architecture Centre Bristol, we gathered in the ground floor gallery for the second debate of the 2011/2012 Glass-House Debate Series. A tightly packed group of thirty community led design enthusiasts ready to hear […]

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  • The Glass-House Debate Series 2011/12: Glasgow

    ‘What is Community Led Design and does it work?’ Yesterday evening, on a crisp October evening in Glasgow over 40 guests gathered at The Lighthouse venue (a former newspaper office designed by Glasgow’s master architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh), to explore the mixed perceptions of community led design and what it really means in practice. Four […]

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  • Glass-House and University of Sheffield Collaborative PhD Studentship in community led design

    Great news! The Glass-House and Bureau – Design + Research (a research unit within the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield) have been successful in securing an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded Collaborative Doctoral Award. The topic of this research will be community led design. It will investigate, within the context of community involvement in […]

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    Stories of community-led design: Buildings by Design course 2010

    Last year as part of our series of Design Training for community groups we delivered two Buildings by Design courses in Cockermouth, Cumbria. To give you an idea of what happens at our courses here’s our case study of one of them, including the three groups’ stories: Download the PDF here

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    Exploring design and reuse with Friends of Millhouses Park in Sheffield

    Yesterday we spent the day with the Friends of Millhouses Park group who are trying to bring their Mill Buildings back to life. We worked with BDR (Bureau of Design Research, University of Sheffield) to create a morning of workshops and an afternoon of site visits to give the group some skills and inspiration for […]

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