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


Center for Architecture

Hip-hop is a cultural movement established by the Black and Latino youth of New York’s South Bronx neighborhood in the early 1970s. Its primary products—deejaying, emceeing, b-boying, and graffiti—have evolved over the last five decades into a globally dominant force.

Hip-Hop Architecture produces spaces, buildings, and environments that embody the creative energy evident in hip-hop’s first four elements. 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 Cooke
Graphic Design: WeShouldDoItAll (WSDIA)
Graffiti: Chino

The Center for Architecture gallery is open Monday – Friday: 9am – 8pm;  Saturday: 11am – 5pm.

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