“The mother art is architecture. Without an architecture of our own we have no soul of our own civilization.”
- Frank Lloyd Wright
A quote which was a driving force during the long studio hours of graduate school at University of Detroit Mercy as I developed my graduate thesis titled "Hip Hop Inspired Architecture and Design. Frank Lloyd Wright made a bold statement here which I applied directly to the evolution of Hip Hop Culture and its lack of an architectural style. Hip Hop is one of the worlds most recognizable cultures, with its various art forms, including, MCing, DJing, Graffiti and Breaking but Frank Lloyd Wright calls the mother art, architecture. Is it possible for Hip Hoppers to establish a “mother art” and develop a “soul” of its own civilization."?