• Holiday Period Office Opening Hours

    Image from Play By Design training course, 2010 Please note that The Glass-House office will be closed over the holiday period, from 23 December 2019 until 3 January 2020. We’d like to thank all of you who helped make 2019 such a brilliant year, and wish you all a happy and serene festive season ahead.

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  • The December 2019 Newsletter and Year in Review

    A map of our 2019 activities!  This special December edition of the newsletter is available here! Read on for a breakdown of all our activities, events and project updates from 2019.    

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  • Tips for using social media as part of your community project

    By Toni Dyer Miller Before starting my internship with The Glass-House Community Led Design, I wasn’t aware of the importance and the benefits of connecting communities to place. Whilst attending events and being involved in research with The Glass-House I have developed a great understanding of the opportunities and initiatives that come about when communities […]

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  • WE design in Blackpool: Seeking places to connect

    By Myra Stuart On 27th November 2019 we partnered with Historic England and The Open University for Reconfiguring Place: High Streets, in Blackpool’s historic Winter Gardens. For the second date in this year’s event series, we were seeking to reimagine the role of high streets and how they could be best be revitalised to serve their […]

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  • WE design in Glasgow: Connections are Key

    As part of our WE design event series, The Glass-House invited participants who attended our first event in Glasgow on 7 October 2019 to share their thoughts and reflections with us.   By Kate Samuels I was pleased to attend Intergenerational Cities, the recent Glass-House event held in Glasgow, itself a hub of intergenerational activity […]

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  • WE design in Glasgow: Bringing Intergenerational Living to the Boil

    As part of our WE design event series, The Glass-House invited participants who attended our first event in Glasgow on 7 October 2019 to share their thoughts and reflections with us.    By Brian Proudfoot Last month, I had the pleasure of working with The Glass-House in facilitating the Reconfiguring Place: Intergenerational Cities event within […]

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  • The October 2019 Glass-House Newsletter

    Read on for more about the latest Glass-House activities, available here.  

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  • WE design in Glasgow: ‘I’ll talk to my neighbours more!’

    By Grace Crannis On 17 October 2019, we partnered with Civic House for Reconfiguring Place: Intergenerational Cities, the first in our 2019/20 event series, to explore how we can consider all ages in placemaking. Located in Speirs Locks, north Glasgow, Civic House is a space that supports creative learning and socially engaged approaches to city making.   […]

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  • 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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  • Place, poverty, inequality and possibility on the high street

    By Myra Stuart The interplay between place, social networks and life chances is a crucial, and one that is frequently underplayed in strategies to tackle poverty. Places, their connections and services can have a huge impact on the life chances of the people who live there, and high streets can be a crucial ‘make or […]

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