On Friday, February 13, 2015 I will team with Eryk "The Arch-E-Tect" Christian to deliver a lecture at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee's School of Architecture and Urban Planning titled, "LeCorbusier, The Forefather of Hip Hop?". The lecture focuses on the subconscious contributions of famed architects and urban planners to the environments which necessitated the birth of hip hop culture. This lecture will culminate with urban culture’s influence on the architectural profession through three interconnected realms: academic research, professional practice and media, ultimately introducing a new architectural style, one inspired by hip hop culture.Read More
Europe’s first music hotel is here - in the heart of Berlin. Located directly on the banks of the river Spree, and at the epicentre of the music, fashion and creative scene, a new lifestyle hotel that has yet to meet its match in Europe: the nhow Berlin. The nhow Berlin is located right next to Universal Music and MTV Europe.Read More
Big thanks to my big homie, Zvi Belling of ITN Architects in Melbourne for sharing project imagery of his End to End Project which the second of three architectural projects based on hip hop culture. The first in the series, The Hive, has received acclaim around the world as Zvi used graffiti as a permanent, structural element as opposed to a temporal, surface application serving aesthetic purposes.Read More
On September 24, 2014 as part of the 2014 Detroit Design Festival I will give a lecture at titled "Hip Hop Inspired Architecture" at the University of Detroit's School of Architecture.
Date: September 24, 2014
See Detroit Design Festival's full lineup here.
The main goals of the lecture are to:
1. Increase the awareness of the social responsibilities of architects and urban planners.
2. Encourage individuals of the profession's underrepresented groups to pursue a career in architecture.
3. Provide tools to increase the recruitment and retention rates of minorities in schools of architecture across the country.
4. Blast some hip hop in the middle of an architecture school!