• Watch a new video about Connected Communities

    The Arts and Humanities Research Council has released a film looking back on the Connected Communities programme, a multi-million pound research programme designed to help us understand the changing nature of communities in their historical and cultural contexts and the role of communities in sustaining and enhancing our quality of life. Connected Communities is a […]

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  • What’s Vital Now? Access, Power & Accountability

    This blog is part of our our new online series: What’s Vital Now?  by Grace Crannis The built environment has tremendous power to shape the experiences of people as individuals, as neighbourhoods, as families and as communities. Architecture is not passive: it holds meaning and weight, it shapes how we live, how we travel, how […]

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  • Designing a more inclusive Bloomsbury: UCL Participatory Planning Project supported by The Glass-House Community Led Design

    By Mona Al-Sharari, Yuk Lo, Marco Mancini, Sophie Taylor & Eleanor Mack Briggs Public spaces play a vital social and political role, especially in cities where they are essential to producing the dynamism and variety that make urban places attractive to many. Under the imposition of austerity, cities are increasingly experiencing the creep of pseudo-public […]

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  • We are recruiting – join our team

    The Glass-House is looking for an experienced communications professional to contribute to our work championing and enabling collaborative and inclusive approaches to the design of buildings, open spaces, homes and neighbourhoods. About The Glass-House With nearly 20 years’ experience of supporting people, projects and places, we are constantly exploring how we can continue to make […]

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  • The May 2020 Glass-House Newsletter

    At The Glass-House, we’ve been selecting some key stories, blogs and resources we feel are particularly relevant to the situation we all face today, as well as continuing to create new, more accessible formats to share our learning, to inform, and inspire. The latest newsletter is available to read here.  

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  • Callout brief: What’s Vital Now?

    Reconfiguring Place:  “What’s Vital Now?” Due to the current pandemic, the final event in The Glass-House 2019/20 WE design series, Reconfiguring Place: What’s Vital Now?,  which was scheduled to take place on 25 March in London, was postponed indefinitely. Because of this, we decided to close the 2019/20 series, Reconfiguring Place, with the three completed […]

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  • WE design in Manchester: planning and power, exploring the Raynsford Review

    As part of our WE design event series, The Glass-House invited participants who attended our event in Manchester on 26 Februrary 2020 to share their thoughts and reflections with us.    By Sarah Spanton In February, I attended The Glass-House workshop Reconfiguring Place: Housing in Manchester. This stimulating workshop took four themes; connection, diversity, power and sustainability as […]

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  • Public space in the time of Covid-19

    By Grace Crannis In the midst of a pandemic, public space takes on a new weight as we establish our relationship with the act of being outside.  A complex negotiation of ownership and authority is happening on our streets and in our public spaces.  Public parks. Those who have ‘the right’ to be using public […]

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  • A statement from The Glass-House

    COVID-19 has meant that we are all having to make drastic changes to how we live, work and play. Like many, we at The Glass-House have temporarily closed our office, and our team is now working from home. As a small team used to remote working, we are lucky at The Glass-House to adapt to […]

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  • The March 2020 Glass-House Newsletter

    The latest Glass-House newsletter is available to view here.

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