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

From the spaces that represent the cultural heritage of the communities they serve, to spaces for arts and culture, there is growing debate around how such spaces should be protected, funded and accessed. The City of Culture and other programmes have invested at scale in creating space for culture within a town or cityscape, but what are the conditions for creating and maintaining spaces for culture of different types and scale?

Our January Chat will explore the role of culture in our places, and the value of spaces that both represent and support culture in all its forms.

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.