03 December 2018

Farrer Kane supporting humanitarian architecture charity to deliver sustainable building projects in the developing world

We are providing pro bono support to Article 25, the humanitarian architecture charity, to assist with media activity and raise the organisation's profile to support its fundraising efforts.

The charity takes its name from Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the often-forgotten defence of the right to adequate shelter and housing. Supported by their patron, world-renowned architect Sir Norman Foster, the charity works to provide dignified shelter and infrastructure across the developing world.

Having built secure classrooms in remote areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and leading the ongoing reinvigoration of the Yangon General Hospital in Myanmar, amongst other projects, Article 25 works closely with local people, utilising local materials and styles in their sustainable building projects. This ensures easier upkeep and maintenance, better resistance to local threats such as earthquakes, and builds capacity in the local community workforce.

The charity recently hosted the 8th annual 10x10 art auction, raising more than £100,000 for building projects across the developing world. 350 senior figures from the world of property, architecture and art crowded into London's prestigious Twentytwo Bishopsgate, bidding for works by the likes of Sir Antony Gormley, Sir David Adjaye OBE, Zaha Hadid Design, Kengo Kuma and Spencer Finch, whose Paddington Cloud Study went for £12,000.

David Murray, Managing Director at Article 25 commented: "Article 25 is proud to be supported by Farrer Kane. As an international development charity focused on delivering humanitarian architecture to improve access to health, education and shelter, we need to bring our work overseas to life in the hearts and minds of those working in the UK's built environment sector. Through Farrer Kane's strong media relations in this space we are certain that we can raise the profile of our work, secure more funding, and build more partnerships to empower more communities out of poverty."

Alex Kane, Director at Farrer Kane said: "The built environment is area of strength for the agency, so when we learned of the work done by Article 25 in some of the most disadvantaged areas of the world, it seemed a natural fit. Backed by some of the biggest names in the world of property, architecture and art, Article 25 is an inspiring, world-leading charity; and one we are proud to be involved with."