As the frequency and impact of natural disasters increases around the world, design has a critical role to play in helping our communities and cities respond to future humanitarian crises. From improving existing design infrastructure ahead of a disaster, to ensuring an active presence on the ground post-disaster, designers must unify in our commitment to build safer and more resilient futures.

Following the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, many local WDO Members and designers have been doing just that, implementing a myriad of disaster relief projects. Indeed, there is a greater need than ever before to bring our design community together to ensure the well-being of those affected by this disaster and help to safely rebuild what was lost. 

To support these ongoing recovery efforts, WDO is launching a call to gather design knowledge, information resources and expertise from regions who have faced similar crises. From short-term rescue to long-term re-emergence, we invite you to share any relevant information that may serve these communities as they navigate the ongoing effects of this disaster.

Should you have a resource to share, please complete the form below.

Design in disaster - Call for knowledge and resources

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