Young Architect’s: Hip Hop Architecture Summer Camp

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Forty middle and high school students from Prince George’s County and neighboring jurisdictions attended the Hip Hop Architecture Summer Camp at the Oxon Hill Branch Library. Hip Hop Architecture is a week-long introduction to the worlds of architecture and urban planning for students who are from communities that are historically underrepresented in these career fields.

IMG_1542.jpegDesigned by architect Michael Ford, Hip Hop Architecture integrates concepts of music composition, literature analysis, engineering, history, and geography to help students better understand how they can reshape the physical landscapes in their communities. Architect Latrice Harrison worked with students to help them understand the history of Hip Hop and how music has been used for centuries to describe and understand place.

Read more about the experiences from the student’s perspective at the Prince George’s County’s Planning Department website –


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