Remixing Architecture with Hip Hop Culture

Every profession cares that its membership reflects the diversity of the population. Work is underway to reflect these values in design fields, as research shows African Americans represent only four percent of US architects. Architect Michael Ford is addressing this concern with the Universal Hip Hop Museum in the Bronx, work that he calls “the first representation of hip hop architecture in the world.” Hear from architects and diversity leaders in the design industry about introducing accessible technologies to inner-city communities, encouraging creativity, and leading underrepresented youth to become design professionals.

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Tiffany Brown

Urban Arts Collective

Michael Ford

The Urban Arts Collective

Dr Craig Wilkins

Taubman College University of Michigan

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