In this climate, how can we propose inventive, realistic ways to shift culture and improve the quality, range and affordability of housing?

Reconfiguring Place: Housing is the third event in the 2019/20 Glass-House WE design event series. Housing is seen as a commodity – by those who build, buy it and live in it. However, a complex range of economic and political factors creates a situation where more and more people struggle to rent or buy a home, and homelessness is becoming more prevalent and visible on our streets.

We’ll look at ways we can we embed collaborative, community values in the design process to imagine alternative housing and delivery models. What can we learn from each other and from the ideas and actions emerging around the country?

Join us for an evening of hands-on collaborative design activities and discussion, and bring your own experience, skills and creativity to the conversation.

The Glass-House are partnering with Urbed for this event to explore opportunities for working together creatively, in Manchester and beyond.

This is a free event, but places are limited.  Register now to reserve your place.

About the Reconfiguring Place Series

For this event series, we are exploring the prominent topics that are influencing the design of places today. The series will explore how our collective assets can be mobilised to support local networks and initiatives, as well as building agency and unleashing the potential of people and places.

WE design events are active spaces, where people come together to build on their collective experience, skills and creativity. Each will combine collaborative co-design activities, discussion and debate.

We launched the series with Intergenerational Cities in Glasgow in October. Next, we headed for Blackpool to explore High Streets in November, before this Manchester event exploring Housing in February. The findings, observations, ideas and recommendations we gather will be shared at our final event in London in March 2020.