• New podcast / Place: designed for sharing?

                On 21 October in Edinburgh we launched our 2015/16 Debate Series with the question – Place: designed for sharing? Our three speakers, Cat Macaulay, Riccardo Marini and Sandra Sutton and many members of the audience shared stories of their experiences of creating, managing and using spaces for sharing. Listen […]

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  • Place: designed for sharing? A round-up of our recent Edinburgh debate

    Last Wednesday in Edinburgh, we held the first debate in our 2015/16 Series, A Place for Everyone?, which explores the common elements in place that bring us together and our role in shaping them, as communities and as individuals. Exploring the question ‘Place: designed for sharing?’, we prompted our audience with questions such as: is […]

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  • New chair of The Glass-House Board of Trustees

    Earlier this year, Prue Chiles, Professor of Architectural Research at Newcastle University, was appointed to our Board of Trustees as chairperson. Words from Prue: I am delighted to be chairing the Board of Trustees for The Glass-House at such an interesting time in its history. I have been associated with The Glass House almost since […]

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  • Hitchhiking meets social design

    “Every door you open you did think, well I wonder what I’m going to encounter this time…” The practice of hitchhiking presents many challenges and opportunities, as this quote (from an interview with an experienced hitchhiker) suggests. But are there things we can learn from it that can be useful to other social and cultural […]

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  • Do the right people have power in place? A round-up of our Sheffield Debate

    On Wednesday 19th November, we were honoured to be hosted as the inaugural event in one of Sheffield’s newest cultural and creative assets – The Roco Creative Co-op. This innovative project led by Andrea Burns and Chris Hill will transform a row of empty Georgian houses into a new hub for the creative industries in […]

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  • An inspiring, holistic approach to urban living in London

    I recently attended an uplifting, celebratory community event in north west London, organised by a community initiative that The Glass-House has supported with training and learning opportunities over a number of years. LCNC (London Community Neighbourhood Co-operative) are a women-led group based in north west London who aim to make a real difference to urban […]

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  • New partnership between The Glass-House and The Open University’s Design Group

    We’re delighted to announce that The Glass-House and The Design Group at The Open University have embarked on a strategic partnership that will innovate, support and promote community-led, participatory and co-design practice for the benefit of better places for all.  This partnership will bring together the skills, resources and outreach of the University and our […]

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  • Secrets of Buildings – The Glass-House featured in FX Magazine

    In this month’s FX Magazine, writer Veronica Simpson reviews “a few pioneering consultancies [who] have helped to ensure more people-focused practices and better outcomes.” The Glass-House was delighted to be included as one of the “secret agents” and we shared views on our practice and experience, and the value of putting people at the heart […]

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  • Should we build less and reuse more? A round-up of the Bristol debate

    Should we build less and reuse more? The answer to this question might seem obvious in an age when the concept of ‘sustainability’ is a preface to every discussion about growth and development. On Wednesday evening in Bristol, we invited three speakers to share their views and brought together an audience with a shared interest […]

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  • Place Potential: Can we improve health through placemaking?

    Last Wednesday, October 9th, we opened our 2013/14 Debate Series Place Potential by asking our Scottish audience to respond to the provocation – can we improve health through placemaking? The choice of this theme was in part inspired by the words of Rev. Christopher Rowe at our Glasgow debate in October 2012 who opened his […]

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