The Ethical City will explore the role of placemakers in addressing concerns facing the city, such as sustainability, inclusivity, social cohesion and community resources, and how the city facilitates and nurtures society.

With the ongoing threat of pandemics, artificial intelligence, food & energy insecurity, the Climate Emergency and political upheaval across the globe, we are asking the question: what does this mean for the current city and the future of cities?

Join us for this free co-design event in collaboration with Missing in Architecture and students and tutors from the Mackintosh School of Architecture, where we will explore these issues through discussion, debate and playful making activities.

This is a free event but places are limited. Book now to secure your place.

Refreshments and informal networking from 6:00 for a prompt start at 6.30pm 

About the series

People, Place, Planet is our theme for The Glass-House 2023/24 WEdesign series. 

As we continue to shape our places, we are faced with the huge challenge of balancing our personal needs, the collective needs of our communities and those of our increasingly fragile planet.

This series will aim to identify and explore the opportunities and synergies that exist when we strive to balance people, place and planet in placemaking. 

How can we think differently about how we shape our places? How can we collaborate more through design and placemaking to value and respect people, place and planet equally?

To find out more about the full 2023/24 series, visit our People, Place, Planet page on The Glass-House website.

WEdesign is The Glass-House’s annual series of free interactive public events, held online and in-person in cities across the UK, where we explore collaborative design in placemaking through discussion, debate and playful co-design activities. 

To find out more about the WEdesign Programme, visit the WEdesign page on The Glass-House website.

WEdesign is kindly supported by the Ove Arup Foundation