ATLANTA, GA — June 6, 2017 — In an effort to inspire more students in underrepresented communities to consider design fields, The Urban Arts Collective is teaming up with Autodesk and The Universal Hip Hop Museum to host Hip Hop Architecture Camps in cities throughout the United States, including Los Angeles; Austin, Texas; Atlanta and Detroit, with additional locations coming soon. The camps are free and open to middle and high school students ages 10-17 who are accepted through the application process. The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is the creation of designer Michael Ford, also known as The Hip Hop Architect.
Ford is co-founder of The Urban Arts Collective and currently working with Hip Hop pioneers including Kurtis Blow as he leads the design of The Universal Hip Hop Museum in The Bronx. Recently Ford was invited to deliver a keynote at the American Institute of Architects National Conference on Architecture after his TEDx Talk on Hip Hop Architecture.
The Atlanta Hip Hop Architecture Camp will take place at Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture July 17 – July 21, 2017 for middle school aged youth. The camp is a one-week, intensive experience designed to introduce
underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place-making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. During the camp, students are paired with architects, urban planners,
designers, community activists and hip hop artists to create unique visions for their communities, including designing digital models in Autodesk Tinkercad and SketchBook. The camp closes with the creation of a Hip Hop
Architecture track and music video summarizing the group’s designs, similar to a recent video created by participants in Madison, Wis.
On August 13, 2017 at 2:00pm Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System will host a video premier of The Hip Hop Architecture Camp Music Video at The Auburn Avenue Research Library. The video premier hosted by Atlanta-
Fulton Public Library is free and open to the public.
For more information and to apply to the Atlanta Hip Hop Architecture Camp visit the camp website: http://hiphoparchitecture.com/2017-hiphoparchitecturecamp-locations
About The Hip Hop Architecture Camp
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is a registered trademark and a national initiative of The Urban Arts Collective whose mission is to increase the number of minorities in S.T.E.A.M. related careers thought culturally relevant