UIA Community Architecture & Human Rights Work Programme

Covid-19 CA+HR architecture task team led by Nadia Tromp

Dedicated to advancing the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, with a particular emphasis on Goal 11 (“Making cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”), the WP has formed an architectural CA+HR task team, volunteer based, to assist with efforts relating to the Covid-19 crisis in South Africa, following President Ramaphosa’s announcement for a countrywide 21-day lockdown period, which commenced on 26 March 2020.

“We believe that architects have a unique skills set that could benefit our country during this time of crisis. We recognise that better planning and spatial management of the relief efforts must be put in place if we are to have the intended outcomes of saving as many lives as possible. We are calling on all architects and practices to come forward and support. We will be working closely with the National Department of Health and possibly limit inputs to remote advice and services.”