The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is a month long camp with a mission is to expose underrepresented middle and high school students to architecture, urban planning and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. The camp sessions will take place every Saturday during the month of February at Madison's Central Library. Students interested in participating in the camp must rsvp here. The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is being ran by The Hip Hop Architect, in partnership with a number of organizations including The City of Madison's unique public listening campaign, Imagine Madison, The University of Wisconsin Madison School of Education, Capital Area Regional Planning Commission, Madison Public Library Media Lab and Madison College. There are two very special folks who helped me make this camp a reality, PhD candidate Michael Dando and musician Rob Dz, who recently work together using hip hop as a catalyst to introduce tough topics to youth.
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp includes a unique curriculum based on the on going Hip Hop Architecture Lecture Tour which effectively engages youth and encourages them to explore careers in design fields such as architecture and urban planning. A short documentary of the camp which includes a Hip Hop Architecture track, along with a music video will be unveiled at SXSW during the Remixing Architecture with Hip Hop Culture event. A special screening will take place at University of Wisconsin Madison for campers, their families and the community.
The Hip Hop Architect Camp will take place every Saturday in the month of February from 11:00am - 3:00pm at Madison's Central Library. Don't forget to RSVP, spots are filling up fast.
Be on the lookout for the next series of camps which will take place in cities including, Los Angeles, Detroit, Atlanta and New York.