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Michael Ford

The Hip Hop Architect Michael Ford to Host Talk at The Graduate Center, CUNY

March 14, 2023
Event part of IIDA NY chapter’s Pioneering Design Showcase series.
Join The International Interior Design Association’s New York Chapter (IIDA NY) at The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue Proshansky Auditorium Concourse Level in New York City on Wednesday evening, March 15, 5:30-9 p.m. for an intimate conversation with architect Michael Ford.
As part of the chapter’s Pioneering Design series, Ford (known as “The Hip Hop Architect”) will explore the intersectionality of architecture and hip hop, as well as his journey in merging the two fields to influence contemporary design and culture. IIDA NY’s Pioneering Design Series showcases the power of collaboration in design which seeks to expand perceptions, open discussion and bring innovative ideas to our community.
Hip hop music turns 50 years old this year and is a major source of inspiration for Ford’s designs. He spearheads The Hip Hop Architecture Camp, which uses hip hop culture to introduce underrepresented youth to architecture and design. His unique approach to diversifying design professions has earned Ford national acclaim in media outlets such as Oprah Winfrey Network’s Super Soul Sunday, The TODAY Show, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Vibe Magazine.
For tickets, please visit Eventbrite.

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