Young Architect’s: Hip Hop Architecture Summer Camp

Sharing this phenomenal video that Prince George’s County teenagers created about the importance of Urban Planning and Architecture in their communities. The video was created as a part of the Hip-Hop Architecture summer camp that was held at the Oxon Hill library. Designed by Detroit-based architect Michael Ford, Hip Hop Architecture is created to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative placemaking 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 creations. 

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Reason #4: The Global Librarian & Friends

On Saturday, Megan and I attended  Home Hospitality, hosted by Beth Sheffield the global librarian.  The Piedmont Triad Council for International Visitors welcomed a group of international hip hop artists and museum curators: Mr. Berny ABARCA COTO (Costa Rica), Ms. Flora Natacha SONLOUE (Cote d’Ivoire), Ms. Arta AGANI (Kosovo), Mr. Matus PETRICKO (Slovak Republic), and […]

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