AS SEEN ON:
Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ Mixtape and Visual Album
"BUILD IT UP"
HIP HOP ARCHITECTURE 101
Hip Hop has established itself as a gravitas culture that crosses borders of race, ethnicity, class, and religion. Members of the Hip Hop Generation carry the residue of the culture into all spaces they inhabit and their individual works are seasoned with the flavor of hip hop and architecture is not exempt.
Hip Hop Architecture explores the intersection of Hip Hop culture and the built environment through three interconnected realms; media, professional practice, and academia. The goal of Hip Hop Architecture is to increase the number of underrepresented populations in the practice of architecture while simultaneously creating a new approach to architecture and design, one based on the Hip Hop's founding elements (DJ, Emcee, Graffiti and B-Boy/ B-Girl). Hip Hop Architecture is a manifestation of the widely accepted fifth element of Hip Hop, Knowledge of Self.
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ is able to provide a high quality camp to underserved youth because of the generous sponsorships of various individuals and organizations to accommodate the logistical cost which are traditionally used to create a participation fee/ tuition for camp participants. The Urban Arts Collective prides itself on removing the financial barriers involved with participation in high quality programs for communities who are underrepresented in the S.T.E.A.M (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts/Architecture and Math).