• Reconfiguring Place think piece: empowering communities to shape housing

    by Melissa Lacide How do we give communities a proactive role in shaping and delivering better quality and more sustainable housing for the future? We have been witnessing different types of housing crisis shaped by various socio-economic factors, with no or little government funding targeted to help places and services, and with a clear divide […]

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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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  • 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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  • 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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