Architects Declare statement on Ukraine
6th March 2022
The Global Steering Group of Architects Declare agreed on the 4 March 2022 the following statement:
"As Architects Declare, we declare our solidarity with the people of Ukraine and our unreserved condemnation for those involved in waging war against the country, the people, cultural artefacts and the natural environment. We also condemn the racist treatment of refugees and call for fair treatment of all those attempting to flee war zones.
"We call on all our signatory members to cease work on any major projects in Russia until such time as the country is willing to respect International Law.
"Furthermore, we pledge our willingness to help defuse one of the biggest threats to global peace since the Second World War. Putin’s war machine is very substantially funded by sales of gas to other countries. We therefore call on our respective Governments to implement an emergency level of mobilization in shifting our economies away from fossil fuels and towards a safer, renewably powered future. We as an industry will assist in implementing these measures and as Architects Declare we are committed to shaping a positive future for all.”
This joint statement has been supported already by Architects Declare groups in the following countries, and more will be added as their national committees are able to discuss:
Aotearoa New Zealand
13 March 2022