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Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture Exhibit
April 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - June 15, 2019 @ 9:00 pmFree
Hip Hop Architecture embodies the collective creative energies of one of the dominant cultural movements of our time. Hip-Hop Architecture’s ideals have primarily been tested by a loosely organized group of pioneering individuals, each using hip-hop as a lens through which to provoke and evoke architectural form. Over the last five decades, hip-hop’s primary means of expression –deejaying, emceeing, b-boying, and graffiti – have become globally recognized creative practices, and each has significantly impacted the urban built environment.
Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture exhibits the work of these pioneers at the center of this emerging architectural revolution. It includes work by 25 participants representing seven countries, with projects ranging across a variety of media and forms of expression: from experimental visualization formats and installation strategies to façade studies, building designs, and urban development proposals.