Focusing on a neglected area in Newcastle’s city centre as a provocation, this in-person event will explore the value we attribute to our places (be it financial, cultural, historical, environmental), and how this affects our relationship with the built and natural world around us.

At this interactive event, co-delivered with students from Newcastle University School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, we will use creative co-design activities to consider how we reevaluate and redefine neglected places, with the communities who live, work and play in them.

This Glass-House WEdesign event will be an active space where students, practitioners, policy-makers and citizens work together with The Glass-House, and with students and tutors from Newcastle University, to explore and co-design creative methods of engagement and collaborative placemaking that can help us revalue our places.

This is a free event, but places are limited. Book your place by following the ‘Book Now’ button.

This event will take place in person at The Civic Centre Newcastle.

WEdesign is kindly supported by the Ove Arup Foundation.

About the series

Change is a dynamic constant in our lives and through the Relearning Place event series we will explore the concept of relearning and how this approach might encourage people to think differently and to affect culture, policy and practice in design and placemaking. 

Through a series of online and in-person events, Relearning Place explores the role of communities in design and placemaking and how the recent changes in political, economic, socio-cultural and environmental influences are altering how we respond, relate to and adapt the places where we live, work and play.

So how do we reconsider what we think we know about place and placemaking as we adapt to external factors of change?

What do we have to unlearn to enable us to relearn

Is relearning a continual process for places?

Relearning Place is The Glass-House 2022/23 WEdesign series which combines free, interactive events and co-design activities taking place in person in Glasgow, Sheffield, London, Newcastle, with a range of online events and think pieces. 

To find out more about our WEdesign 2022/23 series, Relearning Place, visit our information page on The Glass-House website.