Using Hip Hop Culture as a Catalyst to Teach Design

In partnership with the Hip Hop Architect Michael Ford, National Association of Minority Contractors Oregon Chapter and Self Enhancement, Inc., the Portland Hip Hop Architecture Camp® is a week long camp that exposes underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning and design through the lens of hip hop culture.

Founded and led by Michael Ford, camp participants work with architects, urban planners, designers, community activists and hip hop artists to design new visions for their community.


Music video created by 2018 Portland Hip Hop Architecture Camp participants

2019 Camp Information

Date: Monday, August 5 – Friday, August 9
Time: 9am-1pm daily
Location: Center for Self Enhancement, 3920 N Kerby Ave, Portland, OR 97227
Age Range: 11-15 years old
Cost: Free

Partners:

Sponsor:

To be announced!

Sponsor the 2019 Camp

Get Involved

There are many ways for you and your organization/firm to get involved in the Portland Hip Hop Architecture Camp. From sponsorship opportunities to on-site volunteer positions, you can support underrepresented youth and help provide access to education on architecture, urban planning and community design.

Sponsors of the Portland Hip Hop Architecture Camp will receive a number of benefits, including:

Camp Sponsor – $2500 and above

  • Logo listing in newspaper “Thank You” ad
  • Acknowledgement at any public event for Mike Ford and Hip Hop Architecture
  • Acknowledgement in AFO newsletter sent to over 2,000 subscribers
  • Thank you mention at the Honored Citizen Event
  • Year-long presence on AFO Hip Hop Architecture web page
  • Social media thanks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Acknowledgement and thank you on official Hip Hop Architecture video, posted publicly and distributed nationally

Sustaining Sponsor – $1000

  • Listing in newspaper “Thank You” ad
  • Year-long presence on AFO Hip Hop Architecture web page
  • Social media thanks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Acknowledgement on official Hip Hop Architecture video

Supporting Sponsor – $500

  • Year-long presence on AFO Hip Hop Architecture web page
  • Social media thanks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Acknowledgement on official Hip Hop Architecture video

Become a Sponsor

Interested in volunteering and working directly with Michael Ford and camp participants? Email candice@af-oregon.org to be added to a list to receive more info, and mark your calendar for the August 5-9 camp.

Watch the Hip Hop Architecture Camp’s feature on the Oprah Winfrey Network

Questions?

Contact:
Candice Agahan
Program Assistant
candice@af-oregon.org
503-542-3823