Co-design as an Ecological Champion

What is Co-design? From my experience working at The Glass-House, I understand co-design as a method and tool whereby groups […]

Jake Stephenson-Bartley

Posted on Nov 10, 2023

Exploring Community Design Groups & Review Panels

In the fourth blog of this series, we explore the differences between scheme-based vs place-based conversations.

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Dec 15, 2022

Scheme-based vs Place-based Conversations

In the fourth blog of this series, we explore the differences between scheme-based vs place-based conversations.

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Dec 8, 2022

Building an Infrastructure for Collaboration

The notion of an ‘infrastructure for collaboration’ is not a new idea, and came into the ethos of The Glass-House […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Dec 1, 2022

The Role of Effective Community Design Engagement Strategies

Setting a design engagement strategy starts with a commitment to investing sufficient time, research, conversations and planning to explore and […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Nov 24, 2022

Unpicking Design Engagement

What The Glass-House refers to as “design engagement” is often quite different from the standard consultation we see on most […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Nov 17, 2022

Engaging Communities in Design Decision Making

In the past few months, we’ve had some interesting conversations within communities, with local authorities, with designers and a range […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Nov 10, 2022

Demanding Quality in our Public Realm by Sophia de Sousa

Today I was looking through photos on my phone and came across this image. I honestly can’t remember where I […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Jan 26, 2022

A Letter to Future Placemakers from Sophia de Sousa

For our new blog series ‘A Letter to Future Placemakers’, we’re showcasing letters that thoughtfully share learning points from your […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Jan 12, 2022

A Letter to Future Placemakers from Elly Mead: Five Thoughts to Share

For our new blog series ‘A Letter to Future Placemakers‘, we’re showcasing letters that thoughtfully share learning points from your […]

Elly Mead

Posted on Nov 10, 2021