#TBT to 2011, on the six-month anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, ARCHIVE launched the global design competition Kay e Sante nan Ayiti (Creole for Housing and Health in Haiti) to raise awareness of how innovative housing designs can reduce the transmission of airborne diseases such as tuberculosis. The competition was open to all— architects, designers, health specialists, engineers, and students!
The competition was highly successful with 400 registered entries and 200 qualifying designs. 15 judges from 6 continents spent a total of 120 hours to decide the 20 finalists and winners. For more info on the winners: see link in BIO
Today, 10 years later, we continue to raise awareness on the link between housing and health through the Health Through Housing Coalition (HtHC). HtHC is a platform for connecting people from different fields, organizations, and communities to share knowledge, resources, and ideas for adequate and healthier housing. Through interdisciplinary collaboration we unlock the full potential of projects and solutions contributing to building healthy communities around the world.
The effects of COVID19 are disproportionately worse for women around the world. Read @eralic Emily’s blog post on our website to learn about the increased challenges for women created by the pandemic and the importance of prioritizing adequate and safe shelter to alleviate some of these impacts.