Michael Ford Merges Hip Hop And Architecture

Michael Ford, Assoc. AIA, born and raised in Detroit where he received his Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM). Ford is known as The Hip Hop Architect as he leads a national initiative of exploring architecture and urban planning through the lens of hip-hop culture.

Ford, is the founder of The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™, a national camp which uses Hip Hop Architecture as a catalyst to increase the number of underrepresented communities in architecture. Ford is currently working with the hip-hop community, including pioneering artists such as Kurtis Blow, as he leads the programming and development of The Universal Hip Hop Museum in The Bronx.

Ford’s Hip Hop Architecture research has been published in a variety of places including Fast Company Design, Blavity, The Fader, CityLab and Vibe Magazine. Along with these publications, Ford has been a guest lecturer at several universities including the University of Illinois Urbana – Champaign, University of Detroit Mercy, University of Pennsylvania and Carnegie Mellon University.

Michael joins us on Trade Day presented by Miele for the AZURE trade talks series on Friday, January 19th 2018.




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