Do we need to repurpose our urban spaces? As we seek to reduce our collective footprint on the world, do we also need to rethink the ways in which we use our cities and places? From reusing existing urban fabric to redesignation of land uses, and even through to the ways in which we distribute and share resources, how can we repurpose the world around us?

At this event, in collaboration with students from The Bartlett School of Planning, we will explore who gets involved in repurposing, who is more or less connected, how the opportunity to repurpose is constructed and what all of this means in terms of who holds the power in planning and placemaking.

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 Bartlett School of Planning, to explore and co-design creative methods of engagement and collaborative placemaking that can help us repurpose our places.

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 in the Jeffery Hall at the Institute of Education (IOE) University College London.

WEdesign is kindly supported by the Ove Arup Foundation.

Please note, due to planned TfL Tube strikes on Wednesday 15th March, this event has been moved to Tuesday 28th March.

About the series

Change is a dynamic constant in our lives and through the Relearning Place event series we will explore the concept of relearning and how this approach might encourage people to think differently and to affect culture, policy and practice in design and placemaking. 

Through a series of online and in-person events, Relearning Place explores the role of communities in design and placemaking and how the recent changes in political, economic, socio-cultural and environmental influences are altering how we respond, relate to and adapt the places where we live, work and play.

So how do we reconsider what we think we know about place and placemaking as we adapt to external factors of change?

What do we have to unlearn to enable us to relearn

Is relearning a continual process for places?

Relearning Place is The Glass-House 2022/23 WEdesign series which combines free, interactive events and co-design activities taking place in person in Glasgow, Sheffield, London, Newcastle, with a range of online events and think pieces. 

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