For this season of Glass-House chats, we’ve taken inspiration for the Chat topics from our previous attendees and the latest trends and debate in the fields of design and placemaking. If you’d like to contribute, please email with your suggestions.

About this Session

Stereotypes within placemaking can act as barriers to engaged design, and are often unconsciously incorporated into built outcomes. How can we use inclusive and participatory approaches to engagement to challenge and overcome stereotypes, whilst helping to build understanding, empathy and connections between people and organisations within each unique design journey? 

At this Chat, we’ll explore how we can challenge stereotypes through co-design to promote an understanding of each of our unique experiences, and to engage equitably and without barriers in order to create better, more inclusive and more equitable places    

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.