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Community engagement: collaborative design techniques

It is an ever-evolving landscape for design professionals, with increasing expectations placed on them to deliver community engagement for their commissioning clients, and a growing movement of community clients commissioning architects. There is also a shift in policy and financial constraints that place even more pressure on the design professions to be skilled and confident design enablers able to conceive and deliver effective community engagement strategies.

This interactive seminar will explore how to work with community stakeholders and clients through collaborative design processes. It will explore design engagement from the perspective of the designer, the commissioning client and a member of a local community invited into a design engagement process.

The session will include presentation material and case studies, discussion and interactive workshop activities focusing on:

  • Place quality and equality: how to engage non-professionals in conversations about how we shape our places and about the potential of great design to improve our opportunities, experiences and interactions
  • Defining and exploring community-led, participatory and co-design processes
  • Developing and implementing a strategy for community engagement in a design process
  • Defining parameters and expectations for community engagement with both commissioning clients and local stakeholders
  • Practical tools and approaches for engaging community stakeholders and local people in design processes
  • Building social value and empowerment opportunities into design processes
  • Working with community clients: what to expect and what to ask for


The seminar will provide you with practical tools and approaches to use in your own work.

Speaker

Sophia de Sousa, The Glass-House
Sophia joined The Glass-House as chief executive in 2005. She is an impassioned champion of design quality and enabler of design practices that empower people and organisations and that help communities thrive. She is also a leader in the field of research on community-led, participatory and co-design practices. Sophia plays an active role in designing and delivering training and support to communities and practitioners, interactive events, and in co-designing research, innovation and resources. She is also an active contributor to a number of panels and advisory groups and to policy responses.

Myra Staurt, The Glass-House
Myra has a strong background in spatial design and a lifelong fascination with the connections between people, the places they inhabit and the impact design can have on the relationship. Her experience includes community development and engagement, with a focus on social housing and exploring how participatory design techniques can facilitate communication and fuel positive change when utilised effectively and sensitively in a global context.

Grace Crannis, The Glass-House
Grace is a keen explorer of narratives in places and objects through community focused curation and collaboration. She has a background in architecture and design research, with past projects spanning creative symposiums and workshops, immersive experiences and user experience design. She has worked in practice on various education projects.

Core Curriculum topics

1. Places, planning and communities
2. Inclusive environments
3. Health, safety and wellbeing

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For more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2019, and Club Ticket booking, saving £168 per year, go to Core CPD 2019.

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  • CPD Club Tickets are non-refundable.
  • Cancellations are acceptable in writing up to 10 working days of the event, please contact riba.southwest@riba.org for cancellation requests.
  • Substitutes are permitted at any time, please contact riba.southwest@riba.org for substitution requests.
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