AIA: The Birth of Hip Hop Architecture

This is a program of  Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip Hop Architecture.

The Birth – Part 2 is the second of two conversations exposing deeper investigations into Hip-Hop Architecture. Speakers will discuss their associations with the architectural movement and share projects and ideas connected with their work in the exhibition.

This panel will feature Los Angeles-based artist Lauren Halsey, whose early education in architecture and identification with hip-hop culture now guide her large-scale urban installations, along with University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor, Stephen Slaughter, one of three professors currently teaching courses on Hip-Hop Architecture.  Syracuse Architecture Assistant Professor, Lawrence Chua, PhD, who writes about hip-hop and Modernism, will moderate the session.

Lauren Halsey, Artist
Stephen Slaughter, Assistant Professor, University of Cincinnati

Lawrence Chua, PhD, Assistant Professor, Syracuse University


Date: Wednesday, December 5, 6:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: At the Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Pl., NYC
Price: Free for AIA members and students; $10 for general public