• Reconfiguring Place: The Glass-House event series 2019/20

    About the  Reconfiguring Place series Using the themes of intergenerational cities, housing, high streets and town centres, we’ll be exploring ways to enable citizens as agents of change. Our events are spaces for testing collaborative models for placemaking, which bring together with social, cultural and economic activity, as part of a transformation process to support […]

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  • The July 2019 Glass-House newsletter

    You can read the latest Glass-House updates here.  

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  • Learning from makerspaces

    By Grace Crannis As part of the Fostering Creative Citizens through co-design and public makerspaces* research project, The Glass-House team along with our colleagues from Brunel University and visitors from Tongji University took part in a makerspace study tour to learn about what makes them work. The project runs from October 2018 until September 2021, and […]

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  • The April 2019 Glass-House Newsletter

    This month features our WE design 2018/19 event series wrap up, news of our latest resources and updates about project activities. The Glass-House newsletter is available to view here.   Photography by Jonny Bosworth

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  • 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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  • The December 2019 Glass-House Newsletter

    This edition of the newsletter features updates about our project activities and new resources. It is available to view here.  

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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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  • 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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  • WE design: The Glass-House event series 2018/19

    Community-led and community-engaged design are increasingly part of the narrative of development and regeneration, but what does this really mean in practice for those involved? How can we navigate the language and various approaches of people-centred design and ensure that these processes enable agency for local people? To explore this, we’ll be kicking off a […]

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