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Proposal for JXTA Arts Center. Credit: 4RM+ULA.
10/6/18, 1pm - 6pm
Center for Architecture
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Please join us for a symposium for Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip Hop Architecture.

Presentations and a panel discussion will be followed by a workshop by BlackSpace exploring some of the themes raised in the exhibition.

Presentations and Panel Discussion

Sekou Cooke, Curator, Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip Hop Architecture

Nina Cooke John, RA, Studio Cooke John
James Garrett, Jr., AIA, NOMA, 4RM+ULA Architects
Andres L. Hernandez, Associate Professor, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Craig L. Wilkins, PhD, Senior Lecturer, University of Michigan

Workshop by BlackSpace
Through an analysis of the origins, inspirations, and aspirations of hip hop architecture; the aim of the workshop is to explore the use of hip-hop architecture as a tool for Black cultural preservation.

Workshop facilitators:
Ifeoma Ebo, Director of Strategic Design Initiatives, NYC Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice
Peter Robinson, Urbanist; Faculty, Parsons School of Design
Ife Vanable, PhD Candidate, History and Theory of Architecture, Columbia University
Tara Duvivier,AICP, Urban Planner

BlackSpace works to nurture and support Black people in fields of influence that shape social and spatial environments. BlackSpace promotes and protects Black communities through collaborations that strengthen Black assets. The collective bridges gaps between policy, people, and place to realize equity and justice, moving away from perfunctory forms of engagement towards planning that recognizes, affirms, and amplifies Black agency.

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Center for Architecture
  • Benefactor
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  • Patron
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  • President's Circle

    Arup Consulting Engineers; Ennead Architects LLP; Gilsanz Murray Steficek, LLP; Herman Miller Cares; Langan; Sciame Construction LLC; Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP; Thornton Tomasetti; Zetlin & De Chiara, LLP

    AKF Group LLC; Anchin; Architecture Research Office; Barco; Benhar Interiors; Capalino + Company; Dagher; Ingram, Yuzek, Gainen, Carroll & Bertolotti; James McCullar Architecture PC; Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates; O’Donnell & Naccarato Structural Engineers; Prosurance Redeker Group; Sage and Coombe Architects; STUDIOS Architecture; Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.; Tillotson Design Associates, Inc.

    Cameron Engineering & Associates of New York, PLLC; Cameron MacAllister Group; COOKFOX Architects, DPC; Dan Kaplan, FAIA; Eve Klein Consulting; Hausman LLC; Heidi Blau; Henry Zachary; ikon.5 architects; John Schuyler; Levien & Company; M. Kathryn Devlin; Mark Strauss and Jaye Medalia; Roslyn Consultants, LLC; Sylvia Smith; Tom Krizmanic, AIA

  • Grants and Public Funding

    This exhibition is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

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Proposal for JXTA Arts Center. Credit: 4RM+ULA.
10/6/18, 1pm - 6pm
Center for Architecture
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