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Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture

01 October - 12 January
Venue: Center for Architecture
536 LaGuardia Place
New York

Hip-hop is a cultural movement established by the Black and Latino youth of New York’s South Bronx neighborhood in the early 1970s. Over the last five decades, hip-hop’s primary means of expression—deejaying, emceeing, b-boying, and graffiti—have become globally recognized creative practices in their own right, and each has significantly impacted the urban built environment. Hip-Hop Architecture produces spaces, buildings, and environments that embody the creative energy evident in these means of hip-hop expression. Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture exhibits the work of students, academics, and practitioners at the center of this emerging architectural revolution.


Exhibition Curation & Design: Sekou CookeGraphic Design: WeShouldDoItAll (WSDIA)Graffiti: Chino