On June 7, 2017, ESPN The Undefeated featured The Hip Hop Architecture Camp.
"Architectural designer Michael Ford often uses hip-hop and architecture as teaching tools during lectures and TED Talks. Now, Ford, along with sponsor Autodesk, is introducing his love for music and design to middle school children and teenagers in cities across the country through his Hip Hop Architecture Camp.
The camps will begin June 12 for participants ages 10 to 17 in Los Angeles; Atlanta; Detroit; Austin, Texas; and other yet-to-be-announced locations before wrapping up in August. Ford said he chose locations that serve as different hubs for hip-hop culture."
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The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ is a product of A Sound Design, LLC dba BrandNu Design. The Urban Arts Collective is a strategic partner assisting, organizing and executing the one week intensive camp which uses Hip Hop culture as a catalyst to introduce K-12 youth to Architecture and Urban Planning. The camps are nationally funded by our partners Autodesk. Find out more information by visiting: www.hiphoparchitecture.com
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is a registered trademark of BrandNu Design and national initiative of The Urban Arts Collective (UAC). The mission of The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is to utilize Hip Hop culture as a catalyst for introducing underrepresented youth to architecture and urban planning.
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BrandNu Design, through its Design Cypher Process, organized and implemented a series of unique community engagement sessions for The Universal Hip Hop Museum in Los Angeles, Detroit, Atlanta and New York. The mission was simple, engage the hip hop community in the programming and planning of The Universal Hip Hop Museum.
BrandNu programmed and designed The Universal Hip Hop Museum's creative placemaking project, The UHHM Mobile Experience also known as Hip-Hoptimous Prime. BrandNu Design was responsible for the design, manufacturing, graphic design and strategic planning of The UHHM Mobile Experience.
BrandNu is leading the design of The Universal Hip Hop Museum's exhibits and interactive exhibits. The design of the exhibits inlcude conducting interviews and design sessions with various Hip Hop artists including pioneers such as Kurtis Blow, The Sugarhill Gang and Roxanne Shante.
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ is a one week intensive experience, designed to introduce under represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. The Camp is based on the "4C's" which are Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking. During the camp, students are paired with architects, urban planners, designers, community activists and hip hop artists to create unique visions for their communities which include the creation of physical models, digital models and the creation of a Hip Hop Architecture track and music video summarizing their designs.
Cusp Conference 2017 will be held in the theater at Chicago’s beautiful Museum of Contemporary Art. Located just a block east of Michigan Avenue in the heart of the Magnificent Mile, the MCA offers exhibitions of the most thought-provoking art created since 1945, documenting contemporary visual culture through painting, sculpture, photography, video and film, and performance.Every autumn, we bring together 25 (seemingly) unrelated presenters. We ask them what keeps them up at night and gets them out of bed in the morning. Then we all buckle up and go for a ride.
Announcing the keynote speakers at our 78th Annual Convention and Design Expo, “Threshold.” Joining us in Austin on November 9-11 will be: Michael Ford, Assoc. AIA; Mack Scogin, FAIA, and Merrill Elam, FAIA; and Joshua Prince-Ramus. The fourth general session will be a panel with all of the keynote speakers, moderated by Texas Architect Editor Aaron Seward.
The Hip Hop Architect explores how hip hop lyrics provide an evaluation of modern urban architecture and some of the areas where it went wrong. Born and raised in Detroit, Michael Ford, The Hip Hop Architect, is the designer of The Universal Hip Hop Museum.
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"Working to understand how ideologies are formed, transmitted, and embedded in the built environment, Wilkins deconstructs how the marginalization of African Americans is authorized within the field of architecture. He then outlines how activist forms of expression shape and sustain communities, fashioning an architectural theory around the site of environmental conflict constructed by hip-hop culture."
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