Following the successful inaugural run of Glass-House Chats, we’re announcing our second run of the series, which will begin in September 2021. We’ve taken inspiration for the Chat topics from our previous attendees and the latest trends and debate in the fields of design and placemaking. 

About this Session

We’ll be opening this new series in September, with our first Chat, Future-proofing the design of places.

If the last year has taught us anything, it is that circumstances change and that our places need to be able to respond to shifts in how we interact with the spaces around us and with each other.  The Covid pandemic has illustrated that some places can do that better than others.  

This Chat will explore how we design for the evolving socio-economic and cultural landscape, and the role that inclusive and user-led design can play in the future management, maintenance and enlivenment of the places we shape.

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.