Architects Doing their Bit: 5 Architecture-Related Organisations for Emergency Response


EAHR School for Refugee Children. Image © Martina Rubino

EAHR School for Refugee Children. Image © Martina Rubino

Architecture can be a tool for social change, and the belief in this statement is what motivates the work of many architectural NGOs who strive to address the lack of adequate shelter, generate social and economic change and build resilience in communities. These NGOs operate in two major areas, disaster relief and community development, with many organisations pursuing both types of actions. This article rounds-up several architecture-related foundations that act in emergencies, covering their expertise, past involvement in humanitarian crises, as well as the means to join them in their efforts.

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