Wednesday, February 21, 2018: The Hip Hop Architecture Design Cypher organized by Michael Ford at Autodesk's Pier 9 in San Francisco had top hip hop lyricists join with the nations top young architects, designers and technology creators to explore the juxtaposition of architecture and hip hop! The Hip Hop Architecture Design Cypher was a three day event, challenging participants to explore the cultural implications of architecture in the built environment through the lens of Hip Hop Culture. Focusing on the intersection of theory and practice, participants explore hip hop as a revolutionary approach to understanding, conceiving, and generating architecture for a just city. Artist included Lupe Fiasco, Nikki Jean, Daylyt, ChinoXL, and TRP. The team of architects included, Eryk Christian, Ingrid Gonzalez, Jason Pugh, Pascale Sablan, Bryan C Lee Jr., Kouyate Toure and University of Detroit Mercy architecture student Phillip Robie.Read More
On Saturday, November 25, 2017 The Hip Hop Architecture Camp was featured on The TODAY Show. The Today Show segment was filmed during a camp in Los Angeles hosted by The La Kretz Innovation Campus. Our camp participants were joined by Sheinelle Jones co-anchor of NBC News' “Weekend TODAY” and a mid-week correspondent for TODAY. Click the video below to view the entire segment and visit The Hip Hop Architecture website for to see the Hip Hop Architecture Camp Visual Album and Mixtape created by participants in variousc cities and to find out how to bring the camp to your city.
About The Camp
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is a national initiative created by Michael Ford, The Hip Hop Architect, which uses Hip Hop Culture as a catalyst to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture, economic development and urban planning. The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is nationally sponsored by Autodesk and The Urban Arts Collective and made possible by local volunteers and local sponsors.
Architect Magazine features The Hip Hop Architecture Camp.Read More