On Monday, September 12 I will give a lecture titled "Hip Hop Architecture" at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Architecture.
MICHAEL FORD, The Hip Hop Architect and designer of the Universal Hip Hop Museum, and legendary DJ GRANDWIZZARD THEODORE, the inventor of scratch, join to deliver a lecture on Hip Hop Architecture. Ford positions modernism at the apex of hip hop culture’s inception by highlighting the intersections of architecture and hip hop culture. Stimulating cross-disciplinary discourse on the sociological and cultural implications of architecture and urban planning on its inhabitants, Ford explores hip hop as a revolutionary approach to understanding, conceiving, and generating architecture for a just city. Using hip hop lyrics as dialogue, commentary, and counterpoints, Grandwizzard Theodore will provide a live sound track as Ford reveals hip hop lyrics as modernism post occupancy report. Alan H Rider Distinguished Lecture.