Hip Hop Architecture Camps
Founded by “The Hip-Hop Architect”, Michael Ford, The Hip Hop Architecture Camp® fuses hip-hop music and architecture to inspire young people of color to think critically and dream fearlessly about their neighborhoods and their communities. The Hip Hop Architecture Camp® uses hip hop culture as a catalyst to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning and design. Camps are one-week intensive experiences open to middle school and high school students, pairing students with architects, urban planners, designers, community activists and hip-hop artists to create unique visions for their communities.
Students are aspiring architects, urban planners hip hop artists, musicians, computer game creators, interior designers, industrial designers, politicians, among many other interests. Organizations – including universities, architecture offices, community centers, or makerspaces – can apply to become a host site. Camps are often oversubscribed, so interested students need to apply for the limited spaces available in each city. Read more about the camp online (Press Coverage).