New Resources to Help with Co-design

We at The Glass-House are mindful that there is a growing interest in co-design as a valuable approach within the […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Apr 15, 2024

Nurturing thriving communities? It’s all about connecting the people

Why connecting people and mixing fun with delicious food is the key to transforming your neighbourhood in the new age […]

Guest Author

Posted on May 11, 2023

Celebrating a Decade of Strategic Partnership with The Open University

Last month, I had the immense pleasure of watching my long-time collaborator and now dear friend, Professor Theodore Zamenopoulous, give […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 10, 2023

Cross-pollination: Workshop with London National Park City Rangers

Read our blog about working with Rangers from LNPC to explore the cross-pollination approach through a short workshop.

Elly Mead

Posted on Mar 20, 2023

Cross-pollinating Barnet’s Grassroots Ecological Network by Becky Lyon

Becky Lyon is an English x Jamaican artist and ‘artecologist’ exploring how art practice can re-body us back into the […]

Guest Author

Posted on Oct 26, 2022

Cross-pollinating Glasgow

On 26 April, we gathered together a group of people in the East End of Glasgow, for Share, Connect, Create Glasgow, to talk about how they might work together to make interesting things happen in that neighbourhood and in the city as a whole.

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on May 10, 2022

Urban Activation in Ilford Town Centre

Sometimes, our action research creates wonderful spaces for experimentation, and our Incubating Civic Leadership* project has done just that, sowing […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Jul 21, 2021

EDP Live: celebrating community-led design in historic places of worship

By Sophia de Sousa and Katerina Alexiou On 12 February, 2020, The Empowering Design Practices research team gathered with partners […]

Sophia de Sousa

Posted on Mar 10, 2020

Redefining our collaborative design language at Beyond Buzzwords

Community-led and community-engaged design are increasingly part of the development and regeneration narrative, but what do these terms actually mean? […]

Myra Stuart

Posted on Oct 19, 2018

In my dream of utopia: creative spaces for utopian thinking

“.. there are many things in the commonwealth of Utopia that I rather wish…to see followed in our governments.”  – […]

Louise Dredge

Posted on Aug 3, 2016