Event: Annual NOMA Conference Kickoff Event: Hip Hop Architecture Lecture with Mike Ford

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 17th (7pm-9pm)

Location: SAIC Ballroom – 112 South Michigan Ave., Chicago IL.

Description: The National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) is excited to partner with the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) to feature Mike Ford (the Hip Hop Architect) and his Hip Hop Architecture Lecture Series as the official NOMA Conference Kickoff Event!

Michael Ford is dedicated to stimulating cross disciplinary discourse between architectural practitioners, students and community members on the social and cultural implications of architecture on its inhabitants through lectures, workshops and exhibits. Ford’s Hip Hop Architecture Lecture Series, uses three interconnected realms - education, professional practice and media to expose the subconscious roles of celebrated modern architects and urban planners, such as Le Corbusier and Robert Moses, in the creation of the environments which necessitated hip hop’s birth. Ford’s multi-media lecture format, uses a combination of music videos and a live DJ to extract hip hop lyric samples as dialogue, commentary and counterpoints to popular architectural history and theory. The juxtaposition establishes golden era hip hop lyrics as a post occupancy evaluation of inner city residents’ inhabitance of modernists’ visions.

Dress Code: Casual

RSVP: This FREE event is INCLUDED in the FULL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION.  However, seating is limited due to capacity of the venue.  This event is also open to SAIC faculty & students, and limited general public.