Glass-House Chats are monthly hour-long online spaces for conversation and connection, to ask questions and explore ideas, approaches and methods, share learning and meet others. They are free sessions for anyone interested, and are kept to around 10 participants to allow for open dialogue.

About this Session

Nature is all around us, and a crucial part of our towns and cities that is often forgotten or undervalued when the different pieces of places are being pulled together. The essential value of nature has been obvious for many years, but the Covid pandemic brought the importance of our link with the natural world back to the forefront of place design. Coupled with the climate crisis, the relationship between the built environment and the natural world must be readdressed to consider how places are designed for a sustainable future.

In January’s Glass-House Chat, we will be asking how we can now look beyond surface level interactions with nature and the built environment to instead invite nature into the design process as a stakeholder. Join us at our monthly Chat to talk nature and place, and how we can bring the two together through design.

About the Series

The sessions will be chaired by The Glass-House team, 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, and Chatham house rules are kept when sharing any points from the event.