The Urban Arts Collective is a Detroit based nonprofit organization that uses Hip Hop Culture as a catalyst to get youth involved with STEAM related careers.
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp was created by The Hip Hop Architect and is an initiative of The Urban Arts Collective with the mission is to introduce traditionally marginalized or underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning and economic development through the lens of Hip Hop culture. The initiative allows students and community members to engage in re-mixing the visions for their communities and neighborhoods in ways that are culturally relevant, sustaining, and responsive during an intensive one week camp. The one week camps are structure for four different learning levels; grades 4-6, middle school, high school and college.
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp uses real world architecture skills and sociological study to design, plan and map a new vision for their community or contribute to creative peacemaking initiatives.
Camp participates write, record and produce a Hip Hop song for “The Hip Hop Architecture Camp Album, Build It Up, Vol 1”, which is based on their evaluation of their immediate environments and the design solutions proposed during the camp.
This is the first music video released from The Hip Hop Architecture Camp. We hope this video inspires you to help us bring a Hip Hop Architecture Camp to your city and most importantly we hope this video gives you a glimpse of the future faces of architects, urban planners and designers.
Contact us to bring The Hip Hop Architecture Camp to your school, community or conference!
–Urban Arts Collective on Vimeo