We invite you to join our event in collaboration with the Mackintosh School of Architecture and Missing in Architecture, which will explore forgotten spaces that hide within our urban realm.

Architecture is the backdrop to all our lives, and yet we often completely ignore it. We walk past it and forget to look up, beyond or behind the buildings that make up our everyday lives. When we are challenged to look deeper, behind billboards or between the arms of the city’s infrastructure, we can catch glimpses of how society is shaped by cultural influences, and where inequalities exist.

This event aims to explore the forgotten spaces that hide within our urban realm, and to understand the cultural influences, or lack of, that have shaped these spaces. At this co-design event, we will be exploring who is missing, left out of these placemaking conversations, and how we draw them back into shaping the future of our urban realms. With the help of architecture students from the Mackintosh School of Architecture within Glasgow School of Art, we’ll explore how we can address issues of inequality through breathing life back into neglected spaces.

This is a free event, but places are limited. Please book your ticket through Eventbrite to secure your place.

This is an online event which will be broadcast from the Mackintosh School of Architecture at the Glasgow School of Art, with staff and students working in-person with The Glass-House Team.

Please note: We will be capturing and sharing this event.

During the event we will be recording video, taking screen-shots and live-tweeting to help us share the evening’s activities and our learning with others. Some of the information collected during the evening may also be used for research purposes. Please read our Capture Policy for more information.

Please feel free to email us at info@theglasshouse.org.uk if you have any queries.

About the Local Places, Global Issues series

As the world continues to adapt to the ever-shifting influences of the Covid-19 pandemic, The Glass-House 2021/22 WEdesign event series will dive into some of the themes that have brought people together around the globe to fight for equity, celebrate diversity, tackle climate change and grapple with how we both celebrate and mitigate against the influences of our past to shape our society today.  

The Glass-House WEdesign events are interactive spaces where students, practitioners, policy-makers and citizens work together with The Glass-House and with students and tutors from our partner universities The Manchester School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art, University of Sheffield School of Architecture & Live Works, and University College London, Bartlett. Together we will explore and co-design propositions to innovate design and placemaking, drawing and building on student projects that explore these global themes.    

Local Places, Global Issues is being planned as a hybrid event series, with interactive events and co-design activities taking place, when possible, in person in Manchester, Glasgow, London and Sheffield as well as online.