We invite you to join our event in collaboration with BA3 students from Manchester School of Architecture’s PRAXXIS atelier to explore inclusivity and equity in public places. This workshop will respond to the recent discussion of people’s safety on our city’s streets, as well as taking inspiration from Leslie Kern’s book Feminist City. We will investigate how to make places which are safe, accessible, and welcoming to all.

This Glass-House WEdesign event will be a hands-on co-design workshop for an inclusive public space, so come prepared to create, using a collaging method introduced and facilitated by MSA students.

Everyone is welcome to attend regardless of experience, and we encourage a dialogue between students, practitioners, policy-makers and citizens. In the workshop, our exploration will focus on proposing alternative solutions and acting on theory – we want to encourage outside the box thinking with ambitious and radical ideas! We will consider the issue from all angles including policy, practice, community and education to influence how we might think about making equitable places in future.

 This is a free event, but places are limited. Please register here to secure your place.

Please be aware that there will be in-person and online tickets available for this event.

About the Local Places, Global Issues series

As the world continues to adapt to the ever-shifting influences of the Covid 19 pandemic, The Glass-House 2021/22 WEdesign event series will dive into some of the themes that have brought people together around the globe to fight for equity, celebrate diversity, tackle climate change and grapple with how we both celebrate and mitigate against the influences of our past to shape our society today.   

The Glass-House WEdesign events will be interactive spaces, where students, practitioners, policy-makers and citizens work together with The Glass-House and with students and tutors from our partner universities The Manchester School of Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art, University of Sheffield School of Architecture & Live Works, and University College London, Bartlett. Together we will explore and co-design propositions to innovate design and placemaking, drawing and building on student projects that explore these global themes.    

Local Places, Global Issues is being planned as a hybrid event series, with interactive events and co-design activities taking place in person in Manchester, Glasgow, London and Sheffield as well as online. 

Image credit: Chloe Cann