Teaching Architecture Through Hip Hop Culture

In partnership with the Hip Hop Architect Michael Ford, the Portland Hip Hop Architecture Camp is a summer camp, designed to introduce middle and high school aged youth of color to architecture, urban planning, creative place making and economic development through the lens of hip hop culture. The camp is based on the “4C’s” which are Creativity, Collaboration, Communication and Critical Thinking.

Founded by Michael Ford, camp participants work with architects, urban planners, designers, community activists and hip hop artists to design new visions for their community. This includes the creation of physical models, digital models and a Hip Hop Architecture track and music video summarizing their designs.


Official 2019 Portland Hip Hop Architecture Camp Music Video

2021 Camp Information

July 12-23, 2021
The Portland Hip Hop Architecture Camp is free and open to middle and high school aged youth. If you are a student interested in participating in the camp, please contact Candice Agahan at candice@af-oregon.org.

More information and application to come.

 

2021 Camp Sponsors

Event Sponsor

 

Supporting Sponsor

Read the 2020 Virtual Camp Report including featured student projects

Get Involved

There are many ways for you and your organization to get involved with the Portland Hip Hop Architecture Camp. From sponsorship opportunities to on-site volunteer positions, you can support youth of color 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 – $5,000 and above

  • Acknowledgment at any public event or media coverage on Michael Ford and the Portland Hip Hop Architecture Camp
  • Thank you mention at the annual AFO Honored Citizen Dinner with 700+ attendees
  • Acknowledgment in AFO newsletter sent to over 2,000 subscribers
  • Year-long presence on AFO Hip Hop Architecture web page
  • Social media thanks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Logo acknowledgment on official Portland Hip Hop Architecture video, posted publicly and distributed nationally

Sustaining Sponsor – $2,500

  • Acknowledgment in AFO newsletter sent to over 2,000 subscribers
  • Year-long presence on AFO Hip Hop Architecture web page
  • Social media thanks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Logo acknowledgment on official Portland Hip Hop Architecture video

Supporting Sponsor – $500

  • Acknowledgment in AFO newsletter sent to over 2,000 subscribers
  • Year-long presence on AFO Hip Hop Architecture web page
  • Social media thanks on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram
  • Acknowledgment on official Portland Hip Hop Architecture video

Become a Sponsor

If you are interested in volunteering for the Portland Hip Hop Architecture Camp, reach out to Education Program Manager, Candice Agahan at candice@af-oregon.org and we will contact you when opportunities arise.

Sponsor the Camp

Questions?

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