Hip Hop Architecture Camp®
ULI Charlotte is hosting the Hip Hop Architecture Camp® on August 5-9, 2019 for middle school students.
On August 5-9, 2019, ULI Charlotte hosted the Hip Hop Architecture Camp® for middle and high school students. The camp, led by architectural grad students, introduced underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative placemaking, and economic development through hip hop culture and music.
During the week, students created 3D digital and physical models, visited historic sites and recorded a song and music video to summarize their designs. Charlotte hip hop artist, Yung Citizen, stopped by to discuss the music industry and judge a “rap battle” to pick the best lyrics and performers for the music video. Maximus Music Records hosted studio space for students to record and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture provided a guided tour through exhibitions of local architecture and artwork.
Click here for more about the Hip Hop Architecture Camp and the story behind the program.