EVENT ORGANISED BY: The Building Centre
ABOUT THE EVENT
This event will focus on the role of community consultation in the design of our built environment, and explore whether consultation enhances or compromises the quality of the final design that emerges. It forms part of a programme to accompany a major exhibition opening at The Building Centre in June 2016. Re/making the Street, which is curated by The Built Environment Trust will deconstruct a new London street to examine key issues in street-making.
Sophia de Sousa, Chief Executive at The Glass-House Community Led Design
Chris Patterson, External Affairs Manager at Catalyst
Victoria Whenray, Project Director at Conran + Partners
Chair: Lewis Blackwell, co-curator of the exhibition, Re/making The Street
WHAT THE ORGANISERS SAY
From the localism act in 2011 to the multi-million pound support for community-led housing in 2016, communities, individuals and councils now have a stronger influence on what is built locally. Never before has consultation been so essential but dialogue with the public can vary in quality from a Decide-Announce-Defend approach to true community-led design. This event brings together experts working on ambitious community engagement exercises and innovative community-led design projects to explore what works and what doesn’t.
WHAT THE GLASS-HOUSE IS DOING
Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia will ask event participants to look beyond consultation, to explore how a more inclusive and participatory approach to the design of our built environment can not only improve design quality, but empower individuals and communities in the process.