For this series of Chats, we’ve taken inspiration for the topics from our previous attendees and the latest trends and debate in the fields of design and placemaking. If you’d like to contribute, please email with your suggestions.

About this Session

Children are rarely brought into design processes to shape our built environment, despite them being a substantial and important presence in our neighbourhoods, towns and cities. How can we unlock the potential of children as placemakers and benefit from their contribution to and through design?

At this Chat, we will be exploring design engagement with children and the opportunities and challenges of working productively and collaboratively with this age group. We’ll also explore some of the playful approaches being used in this space that might also benefit engagement with other age groups. 

Please book tickets for this session here.

About the Series

Glass-House Chats is a safe space to ask questions, explore ideas, approaches and methods, share learning and make connections. These are free sessions, conceived for local authority officers but open to all who are interested, to help build confidence and capacity in the sectors to engage communities in design and placemaking

The sessions will be chaired by The Glass-House Chief Executive Sophia de Sousa, who will briefly introduce the theme and then open the floor for an informal and open discussion among participants.

To ensure space for meaningful discussion, places are limited to a small group. Key discussion points will be collated and shared after each session.