• Intergenerational Cities 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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  • 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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  • A Summer at The Glass-House

    By Emma Newman   Before coming to intern this summer at The Glass-House, I only had vague ideas about community engagement in design. I was convinced that community-led projects were confined to textbook case studies on faraway places – it did not occur to me that they were happening in my own backyard. Working alongside […]

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  • Co-designing a co-design workshop

    The reinvention of a Glass-House stalwart: Design by Consensus By Grace Crannis, Sophia de Sousa and Myra Stuart   “Co-designing the game was quite an exciting experience. Working as a group, it was astounding how quickly we managed to brainstorm and prototype the entire game. My most important takeaway was the importance of having a […]

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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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  • Bow moves: what would you do with this space?

    By Emma Newman On Saturday May 12th, EDP supported Bow Church to host ‘Bow Moves’ – a community event exploring potential uses of their building. The afternoon explored the possibility of forming new connections with local organisations and businesses, prompting them with the question “What would you do with this space?” The competition format helped […]

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  • Mobilising change: a space for reflection and sharing

    By Sophia de Sousa Mobilising change: towards collaborative placemaking, the final event in our 2018/19 WE design series, took place at the Raven Row gallery in London on the evening of 26 March. We were joined by a rich mix of participants from communities and a range of sectors and disciplines, all of whom share […]

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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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  • 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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