Next City

Michael Ford on the Hip Hop Architecture Camp

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

1:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time

Join Next City for another event in our online seminar series, this time with guest presenter Michael Ford, AIA, creator of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp, on Wednesday, January 23 at 1 p.m. eastern time.

The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is an award-winning international program that challenges youth to explore the cultural implications of architecture in the built environment through the lens of hip hop culture. Participants explore hip hop as a revolutionary approach to understanding, conceiving and generating architecture for their communities.

“If challenged to list more than six African-American architects or designers, could you do it? Of those you can name, how many of them changed the practice of architecture or shaped a community with a revolutionary approach? If Michael Ford isn’t on your list of black designers changing our industry, keep reading,” wrote Architect Magazine.

This webinar will highlight the works produced by previous camp participants, highlight upcoming programs, and provide details on how to get involved. 

Michael Ford, Assoc. AIA, is known as the Hip Hop Architect as he explores architecture and urban planning through the lens of hip hop culture. Ford’s work has been featured in a variety of places including the Oprah Winfrey Network, the TODAY Show, Rolling Stone Magazine, ESPN’s The Undefeated, and Vibe Magazine. Ford is also a highly regarded speaker with keynotes at the American Institute of Architects National Conference, South by Southwest Eco Conference, and a TEDx presentation titled “Hip Hop Architecture as Modernism’s Post Occupancy Evaluation.”

This seminar is pay what you wish to register. Pay any amount that you would like or nothing at all. Those who become sustaining members paying at least $5 a month, or making a one-time donation of $15, will receive our latest print magazine “15 Solutions for Cities” as a thank-you gift. Your contribution toward this seminar will be used to find even more amazing guests, cover hosting fees, and organize seminars like this one more frequently.


Worldwide, United States

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