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SXSW: Remixing Architecture with Hip Hop and Design

Every profession cares that its membership reflects the diversity of the population. Work is underway to reflect these values in design fields, as research shows African Americans represent only 4 percent of US architects. Michael Ford, The Hip Hop Architect, is addressing this concern with the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx, work that he calls β€œthe first representation of hip hop architecture in the world.” Hear from architects and diversity leaders in the design industry about introducing accessible technologies to communities, encouraging creativity and getting minority communities involved in local design processes, including projects to revitalize abandoned spaces.

Join The Hip Hop Architect, Dr Craig Wilkins of The University of Michigan's Taubman College, Tiffany Brown of The National Organization of Minority Architects and Dan Guillory, of Autodesk at SXSW as we discuss hip hop as a catalyst to diversify architecture and design professions.