Hip Hop Architecture


The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™ is a one week intensive experience, designed to introduce under represented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. The Camp is based on the "4C's" which are Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking. During the camp, students are paired with architects, urban planners, designers, community activists and hip hop artists to create unique visions for their communities which include the creation of physical models, digital models and the creation of a Hip Hop Architecture track and music video summarizing their designs. 

Our vision to use hip hop culture as a catalyst to increase the number of underrepresented communities in fields S.T.E.A.M. fields. 

Who should  apply for The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™?
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp is open to middle school and high school students, because of the overwhelming interest in the camp, participants must apply for the limited spaces available in each city. There is no typical student for The Hip Hop Architecture Camp™. Our students are inspiring architects, urban planners hip hop artists, musicians, computer game creators, interior designers, industrial designers, politicians and more! 

You don't see your city listed? 
If you would like to bring The Hip Hop Architecture Camp to your city, click the link below to have you organization become a host site.

Become a volunteer - http://hiphoparchitecture.com/volunteer

Are you interested in be coming a volunteer for The Hip Hop Architecture Camp? If so, complete the form below and we will let you know when a camp is scheduled near your city. Volunteers are not required to be in the architecture profession, we are looking for designers, real estate developers, educators, hip hop artists representing all the elements, (Graffiti, Djing, MCing, Bboy/BGirl), urban planners and community leaders to join our sessions for youth. Be sure to check out our growing list of 2018 Hip Hop Architecture Camps located here

What is a School? (of Architecture, Landscape, Art, and Urbanism)


Registration is required for this event. Reserve your ticket on Eventbrite.

Fri, Apr 27/18 to Sat, Apr 28/1

The "What is a School? (of Architecture, Landscape, Art, and Urbanism)" symposium will take place in Principal Hall at the Daniels Building, the new home of the Daniels Faculty. This event will bring together a rich array of educators, theorists, historians, and practitioners to address questions surrounding the design of learning spaces, including:

—What kind of a pedagogical instrument is a school of architecture/design and what role do its physical spaces and architecture play in its pedagogies and research? 
—What is the contemporary role and relevance of a general education in design?
—What might be the agency and reach of the architecture/design school, beyond the school or university?
—How can an architecture/design school be both a place where ideas are cultivated over time, and where they are subject to continuous experimentation? 
—How do schools of architecture/design navigate the changing political and intellectual landscape of the research university?


Scroll down for speaker bios

Friday, April 27

The Architecture of the School
6:30 pm – 8 pm
—Michael Maltzan, Michael Maltzan Architecture
—Nader Tehrani, NADAAA & The Cooper Union
—Shohei Shigematsu, OMA
Respondent: Sara Diamond, OCAD University
Moderator: Richard Sommer, University of Toronto 

Saturday, April 28

9am – 9:30am

Lobby (School as Political Platform)
9:30am – 11am
—David Fortin, Laurentian University
—Lisa Steele, University of Toronto
—Ginger Nolan, University of Basel
Moderator: Jane Wolff, University of Toronto

Test Kitchen (School as Incubator)
11:30am – 1pm
—Alla Vronskaya, Illinois Institute of Technology
—Axel Kilian, Princeton University  
—Thaisa Way, University of Washington
Moderator: Wei-Han Vivian Lee, University of Toronto

Dining Room (School as Curatorial Space)
2pm – 3:30pm
—Giovanna Borasi, Canadian Centre for Architecture
—Ijlal Muzaffar, Rhode Island School of Design
—Mark Wasiuta, Columbia University
Moderator: Barbara Fischer, University of Toronto 

Designs on the University
Closing Events
4pm – 6:30pm
—Mark Jarzombek, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
—Joan Ockman, University of Pennsylvania
Dissenting Choir: Roundtable with Special Guests


Dissenting Choir: 

— Nancy Levinson, Editor / Executive Director, Places Journal
— John Bass, Associate Professor and Chair, Architecture, The University of British Columbia
— Tye Farrow, Senior Partner, Farrow
— Liat Margolis, Director of Master of Landscape Architecture program, Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto
— Charles Stankievech, Director of Visual Studies program, Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto
— Mary Lou Lobsinger, Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto
— John Harwood, Daniels Faculty, University of Toronto