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

Making is an essential part of each of our lives, from the simple act of cooking dinner to the joys of building flat-packed furniture. But how can the simple act of making be used in design engagement to kick start or enable conversations that improve our places and neighbourhoods? How can we use making and crafts as a tool to engage people, and as a pathway to understanding different perspectives, experiences and to unlock our collective creativity around place?

At this Chat, we will be exploring how making can be creatively integrated into engagement processes to not only explore design, but to also build skills and relationships into placemaking processes.

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 members of 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.