About this session

The terms design and engagement are both extremely loaded words, which carry with them a range of definitions, perceptions and connotations? When we put the two together, we are creating a new jargonistic term that will strike fear in the hearts of many. At The Glass-House, we use the term design engagement to talk about an approach to empowering communities to actively lead and contribute to and lead design processes, which carries with it a set of values and principles. We have been working for two decades to develop, test and share ways to enable it.    

At this chat, we’ll be talking about perceptions of design engagement in placemaking, and exploring ways to effectively integrate it into development and regeneration.    

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About the Series

Glass-House Chats is a safe space to ask questions, explore ideas, approaches and methods, share learning and make connections. These are free sessions, conceived for local authority officers but open to all who are interested, to help build confidence and capacity in the sectors to engage communities in design and placemaking

The sessions will be chaired by The Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa, who will briefly introduce the theme and then open the floor for an informal and open discussion among participants.

To ensure space for meaningful discussion, places are limited to a small group. Key discussion points will be collated and shared after each session.