For this season of Glass-House chats, 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. If you’d like to contribute, please email with your suggestions.

About this Session

At The Glass-House, we are often asked how to make design engagement processes more open and inclusive and how to get the “hard-to-reach” members of their communities involved. There is no one simple answer, but there are some basic principles and approaches that can help. 

In this chat, we are keen to explore what others are doing in this space, and to share some of what we have learned over the past two decades of supporting community participation and leadership in design.

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.