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The Hip Hop Architect explores how hip hop lyrics provide an evaluation of modern urban architecture and some of the areas where it went wrong.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michael Ford, The Hip Hop Architect, is the designer of The Universal Hip Hop Museum. He has dedicated his professional career to stimulating cross disciplinary discourse on the sociological and cultural implications of architecture and urban planning on its inhabitants.
Focusing on the intersection of the built environment and hip hop culture, through three interconnected realms; academia, media and practice, Ford’s national Hip Hop Architecture lecture tour has included stops at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, University of Pennsylvania, South by Southwest and his alma matter University of Detroit Mercy, where he received his master’s degree in architecture.
Ford has worked as a designer at Hamilton Anderson Associates in Detroit and at Flad Architects in Madison, Wisconsin. Michael Ford serves on the board of Detroit’s chapter of NOMA, The National Organization of Minority Architects and is currently a fulltime instructor at Madison College.
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx