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 […]

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Posted on Jul 4, 2019

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 […]

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Posted on Apr 5, 2019

New Year’s resolutions for housing

In recent weeks, various stories and statistics in the press have evidenced that tackling our housing crisis is not as […]

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Posted on Jan 5, 2018

The Glass-House response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy

Much has been said and written about the tragedy at Grenfell Tower in the last few days. As a nation […]

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Posted on Jun 19, 2017

Get inspired by Alder Hey in the Park

I recently visited Alder Hey in the Park, a new children’s hospital in Liverpool, and was hugely impressed by their […]

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Posted on May 11, 2017

Helping groups to rediscover their buildings through design training

Sometimes, when a community-based organisation is looking after a building, the challenges of the everyday can be overwhelming. This is […]

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Posted on Oct 13, 2016

A clear vision and great design at St Michael and All Angels

One of the elements of our Empowering Design Practices project is to visit places of worship that have made physical […]

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Posted on Aug 2, 2016

We must be ambitious and dare to dream about the ideal: Dreaming Utopias in Bow

When people are asked to consider the future of their place, most often it is through a consultation exercise to […]

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Posted on May 25, 2016

Triggering conversations about place: workshop at Paragon

Place is all around us. We interact with it both consciously and not. Our senses and emotions fire messages to […]

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Posted on May 18, 2016

Delivering Homes Differently: Understanding community-led housing in high demand urban areas

On 16 March 2016, the day that George Osbourne made a budget announcement of £60 million pounds for community-led housing, […]

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Posted on Mar 18, 2016