Over the centuries, trade and migration have had an immeasurable impact on our daily lives, influencing people, politics, economies, culture and by association, our places. Historic and contemporary colonialism has also significantly shaped our towns and cities.

At this in-person event, with support from students from Sheffield School of Architecture, we will be exploring what role each of us can play in decolonising our contemporary places, and how this reapproach to place can address the climate emergency. Through discussion and hands-on activities, we will be exploring how we can redistribute assets, products, crafts, skills and services at global and local scales through collaborative placemaking.

This Glass-House WEdesign event will be an active space where students, practitioners, policy-makers and citizens work together with The Glass-House, alongside students and tutors from Sheffield University School of Architecture and Live Works, to explore and co-design creative methods of engagement and collaborative placemaking that can help us redistribute access to and power over our places and our planet.

This is a free event, but places are limited. Book your place by following the ‘Book now’ button.

This event will take place in person at the University of Sheffield, with further venue details to follow in the new year.

WEdesign is kindly supported by the Ove Arup Foundation.

To find out more about our WEdesign 2022/23 series, Relearning Place, visit our information page on The Glass-House website.