Emergency Architecture & Human Rights (EAHR) was officially founded in October 2015 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The same year, our sister organization, Arquitectura Emergencia y Derechos Humanos, was formed in Santiago de Chile.
After the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, and series of catastrophic tsunamis that followed in its wake, the team behind EAHR recognized that the profession of architecture had forgotten the most vulnerable people of the world and the significant impact architecture could have on building resilience and stimulating development before and after emergencies.
In the following years, EAHR conducted more than 25 workshops on architecture in humanitarian emergencies at different universities in Asia, Europe, Africa and South America. Furthermore, EAHR and its experienced team have completed various humanitarian construction projects in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and South America.