Tuesday 26 April, 15:00 – 17:30 + dinner + 18:30 – 20:30

Do you live, work or play in Glasgow? Are you a local resident, part of a community group, local business, third sector organisation or public body? Do you have ideas, or are already part of local initiatives working to improve your area and the lives of those within it? 

Using the idea of activating underused spaces in the East End of Glasgow to kick-start conversation, we’ll explore how to bring people and organisations together to collaborate on locally-based initiatives. 

Our starting point for conversation is the neighbourhood around the Barras Market, where the workshop will be held, but we welcome people and organisations from all over the city to join, share ideas, create connections, and get creative about what can be achieved by working together on both existing and new initiatives, services and cultural activities. We are particularly interested in how these collaborations can bring people and organisations together from different disciplines, sectors and generations. 

This free creative workshop is in two parts, with dinner provided in between. 

The afternoon session will set the scene. We’ll begin mapping what is happening locally, and consider how under-used land can both enhance what is already there and be a catalyst for change. We’ll also start exploring how the very local conversations can connect with the wider city of Glasgow. 

After dinner, we’ll be looking at how those in the room can join forces through initiatives big and small, including both existing and new projects. As well as unearthing, unlocking and sharing your existing resources, the workshop will introduce a research budget of £10,000 that can be used to help resource local collaborations. 

Book your free ticket to join us through this Eventbrite page. 

Cross-pollination: Growing cross-sector design collaboration in placemaking

This activity is organised through the knowledge exchange project Cross-pollination: Growing cross-sector design collaboration in placemaking, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project is a collaboration between The Open University and national charity The Glass-House Community Led Design, working in partnership with the Glasgow Urban Lab, locally-based partners in Merthyr Tydfil, and Clapham Junction in London. 

The workshop will be facilitated by representatives from The Glass-House and The Open University, with the collaboration of local partners from Many Studios, GOODD and Development Trusts Association Scotland