Courtesy Michael Ford
Courtesy Michael Ford

June 7 update: Additional information about the competition, now open for submissions, has been added to the end of this article. Michael Ford will also be hosting discussions every evening the week of June 8 on Instagram at 8 p.m. EDT / 7 p.m. CDT.

The following is an announcement from Michael Ford, Assoc. AIA, an architectural associate at SmithGroup and the founder of the Hip Hop Architecture Camp, opening registration for a June 6 webinar on the Hip Hop Architecture as Design Justice Competition. The event will feature guest appearances by rapper Lupe Fiasco and NBA champion and All-Star Maurice "Mo" Williams. Register for the webinar here.

Please join us for a webinar about the Hip Hop Architecture as Design Justice Competition with special guest, Lupe Fiasco!

Description: The challenge requires participants to use hip hop lyrics as prompts to imagine spaces, places, and products for a Just City! A city which has dismantled and defeated racism!

Who’s Eligible: Everyone of every age! This includes non-architects.

Competition Launch: Saturday, June 6, 2020Submissions Due: Friday, June 19, 2020 (8pm EST)

More details will be shared during the launch and Q+A.

Time: Jun 6, 2020 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Competition Website is Live:

Submissions Due: Saturday, June 19, 2020 8 p.m.

Submit any questions to: [email protected]

Additional Information on Hip Hop Architecture
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Links to Support Those on The Front Lines Fighting for Justice
Help The Family of George Floyd
Fight for justice for Breonna Taylor
Help the family of Ahmaud Arbery
Donate to one or more community bail funds to help protestors