Community-led and community-engaged design are increasingly part of the narrative of development and regeneration, but what does this really mean in practice for those involved? How can we navigate the language and various approaches of people-centred design and ensure that these processes enable agency for local people?
To explore this, we’ll be kicking off a new national event series, WE Design, in London on Wednesday, 17 October, with events following in Sheffield in November and in Edinburgh in January 2019, before returning back to London with our round-up event in March 2019.
WE Design events will be active spaces, in which participants work together to develop ideas, proposals and prototypes which challenge their own and other people’s perceptions of design and placemaking.
All of these events are free, and open to anyone with an interest in design, place shaping and the built environment.