Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing

Daily coronavirus architecture and design briefing: 6 April

Daily coronavirus briefing: today's architecture and design coronavirus briefing includes Apple making face shields, 100 architecture films, and the Hygiene Hand.

Apple to begin design and production of face shields

Apple is the latest company to announce that it will be creating face shields for medical workers. "Our design, engineering, operations and packaging teams are also working with suppliers to design, produce and ship face shields for medical workers," tweeted Apple CEO Tim Cook (via Tim Cook's Twitter).

Creative Industries Federation and Crowdfunder launch Pay It Forward campaign

To support creatives in the UK to generate immediate revenue the Creative Industries Federation and Crowdfunder have launch Pay It Forward, a campaign to support creatives. As part of the initiative Crowdfunder is waiving its fees for projects that aim to tackle the impact of the pandemic (via Crowdfunder).

StatGear designs Hygiene Hand to avoid touching surfaces

StatGear, a company founded by a retired New York paramedic, has designed a brass keychain that has a pointer and a hook so that people can reduce the number of surfaces they touch (via Fast Company).

100 architecture films by Jim Stephenson 

Architectural photographer Jim Stephenson has collected 100 short, two to four minute, films about buildings in the UK. The films focus on buildings by Kengo Kuma, Herzog & de Meuron, BIG, Foster & Partners, Grimshaw and many others (via Vimeo).

Designers should "seize the moment" to make positive change says Design Justice author Sasha Costanza-Chock

The coronavirus crisis offers a "great possibility" for community-led change, says MIT associate professor Sasha Costanza-Chock, whose new book Design Justice explores how design can help marginalised communities and promote equality (via Dezeen).

Getty Trust launches $10 million arts relief fund

The Getty Trust has established a $10 million (£8.1 million) fund to aid small and midsize organisations arts in Los Angeles County impacted by the coronavirus pandemic (via Art Forum).

Qatar creates fund for sick construction workers as labour-camps locked down

Qatar has created a $800 million (£650 million) fund to support migrant workers who are impacted by coronavirus as they are unable to work. The news follows the country's largest labour camp, in the Industrial Area of Doha, being put on lockdown (Via Global Construction Review).

Penguin donates books to elderly and isolated

Penguin and Neighbourly.com have partnered to distribute thousands of books to those who are isolated and in need (via Penguin Books Twitter).

Yield designs hand sanitiser to help shortage during Covid-19

Florida design studio Yield is using its production facility to create a spray hand sanitiser to help reduce the spread of Covid-19 (via Dezeen).

ServiceShop helps artists and food banks during crisis

Online print store ServiceShop has been set up to help artists who have lost work due to the pandemic sell their work and participate in mutual aid, with a percentage of the profits donated to food bank charity the Trussell Trust (via ServiceShop).

Dirty Furniture magazine launches design conversation series

Magazine Dirty Furniture has launched an initiative called Named Dirty Furniture Calling that will consist of a series of Zoom calls every Tuesday throughout the pandemic. This Tuesday's call is between Joseph Grima, creative director of Design Academy Eindhoven, and Jan Boelen, head of Social Design at the Design Academy Eindhoven. (via Dirty Furniture).

Keep up with developments by following Dezeen's coverage of the coronavirus outbreak.

For news of impacted events, check Dezeen Events Guide's dedicated coronavirus page.