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      November 26, 2019

      Tuesday   2:00 PM

      Rougemont Suite , Castle Street
      Exeter, Devon

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      RIBA South West (Exeter) - Community engagement: collaborative design techniques

      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-HouseSophia 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 Other booking options For more information on other seminars in Core CPD 2019, and Club Ticket booking, saving £168 per year, go to Core CPD 2019.  Terms and Conditions (PAYG)  Cancellations are acceptable in writing up to 10 working days of the event, please contact for cancellation requests. Substitutes are permitted at any time*, please contact for substitution requests.  The RIBA accepts no responsibility for the views or opinions expressed by speakers or any other person at the event A photographer will cover this event and the images may be used to publicise future RIBA events. By accepting an invitation or purchasing a ticket you consent to being photographed, filmed or recorded as a visitor attending the event.  If the RIBA has to postpone or cancel the event the booker is entitled to a full refund of the ticket price only. On entry to the event you agree to accept and abide by any venue rules.  The RIBA reserves the right to refuse admission to any ticket holder. The details you provide will be processed in line with the RIBA's GDPR obligations. For information on how we handle your personal data please see our Privacy Policy. We may contact you regarding future CPD events. The personal data you provide is managed via Eventbrite in order to provide a better service. The RIBA staff process the data at all times.   * Non-members cannot substitute for member and/or student tickets.  Terms and Conditions (Club tickets)  CPD Club Tickets are non-refundable. Please note CPD Club Tickets can be held by an individual or a practice. It is the ticket holder’s RIBA membership status which determines the rate. If a CPD Club Ticket is purchased by an individual RIBA member, the ticket may only be used by that person. If a CPD Club Ticket is purchased by an RIBA chartered practice, they will be charged the RIBA Chartered Practices rate and the practice can send any member of staff on that ticket.

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