We invite you to join us at Water Works: People & Materiality in Place, a Glass-House event in collaboration with students from Glasgow School of Art. This is the second event in the 2020/21 Glass-House WEdesign event series, Co-designing Sustainable Places

This online event in partnership with the Glasgow School of Art will use creative co-design activities to explore the role of water in how we shape our places, and how we can activate both citizens and the different sectors as collaborative placemakers that value, respect and utilise water effectively and share it equitably.

This Glass-House WEdesign event will be an active space, where students, practitioners, policy-makers and citizens work together with The Glass-House and with students and tutors from the MDes in Design Innovation & Environmental Design to explore and co-design creative methods of engagement around water, design and placemaking. This event will draw and build on student projects that explore these themes, and will be co-facilitated by the students.

In this digital workshop, we’ll consider how socially distanced and digital approaches to design engagement can help keep the sustainable placemaking conversation alive while the world faces our global pandemic, and how we might integrate these approaches with face-to face activities in the future.

 This is a free event, but places are limited. Please register here to secure your place.

This online event will be an interactive, creative space for collaboration and co-design activities that responds to current social distancing measures.

About the Series

Co-designing Sustainable Places explores issues and co-design propositions for reshaping our neighbourhoods within the context of our climate emergency, the Covid-19 Pandemic and place-based inequalities. 

This year, our WEdesign event series is a little different, and will bring people together to innovate and test new ways of working collaboratively and creatively through a range of both digital and more traditional co-design tools and techniques. 

The Glass-House is working with academics and students around the country to co-design and co-facilitate these free interactive online events that bring together community activists, practitioners, students, researchers, academics, policy makers, voluntary, public and private sector professionals and representatives from the design, housing and development industries.