Hip hop, utopia, and architecture

This project looks at the history of hip hop as a critique of the principles of architectural modernism. It looks at three areas in which hip hop practices offer a reappraisal of urban and architectural history. 

1. DJ culture, assemblage, and utopia. 

2. Break dancing, public space, and place making.

3. Graffiti, the Golden Section, and infrastructure space.

A chapter from this project, "Life in Marvelous Times: Hip-hop, Housing, and Utopia," appears in Archi.pop: Mediating Popular Culture in Architecture, edited by Medina Lasansky (London: Bloomsbury, 2014).