This event has been postponed and will no longer take place on 25 March 2020. 

We have agreed this in conversation with our partner UCL and our speakers, based on the current health warnings associated with the coronavirus.

A new date for the event will be agreed and announced in due course. The event will remain live on Eventbrite, so please feel free to register to receive the latest updates.

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Reconfiguring Place: What’s Vital Now? is the final event in the 2019/20 Glass-House WE design event series. We’ve been exploring the important issues facing the world of place design across the UK. Now, we want to hear from people who are making change happen by asking the question, ‘What’s vital now?’

Join us for an interactive evening of provocative discussion and debate about how we might shape places differently in the future, and hear from speakers who are working to change the collaborative design landscape.


At What’s Vital Now? we’ll also be sharing participant voices and ideas on intergenerational citieshigh streets and housing from events in our national WE design series.

This event is being delivered in partnership with The Bartlett School of Planning and will also share project work done by UCL students involved in a collaborative project with The Glass-House.

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

Arrival from 6pm for a prompt 6.30pm start. We will serve light refreshments.

Please note

During the event we will be recording audio, taking photographs and tweeting to help us share the evening’s activities and our learning with others. Some of the information collected during the evening may be used for research purposes. You will be asked to consent to this when filling in the event registration form.

About the Reconfiguring Place series

Using the themes of intergenerational cities, housing, high streets and town centres, we’ve been exploring ways to enable citizens as agents of change. Our events are spaces for testing collaborative models for placemaking which combine social, cultural and economic activity, as part of a transformation process to support long-term sustainability.

The series is exploring 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.