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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Brittney Drakeford Selected for New National Leadership Program to Build Health Equity

I’m ready to live in a community where all people have the opportunity to live the
healthiest life possible—regardless of their ethnicity, geography, race, socioeconomic
status, or physical circumstance. I know I can’t do it alone, so I’m collaborating with
leaders from a diverse range of fields—including transportation, education, food systems and many more—as part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Culture of
Health Leaders program. I’m excited to embark on this journey and share it with this
community! Learn more at cultureofhealth-leaders.org

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