NOMAS: Sekou Cooke: Hip-Hop Architecture

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Photo/Erik Bardin Exhibit Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip Hop Architecture at the Center for Architecture

Sekou Cooke (B.Arch. '99) is an architectural practitioner and an assistant professor at Syracuse University's School of Architecture. His current research centers on the emergent field of hip-hop architecture, a theoretical movement reflecting the core tenets of hip-hop culture with the power to create a meaningful impact on the built environment and give voice to the marginalized and underrepresented within design practice. This work has been widely disseminated through his writings, lectures, and symposia, and was the central focus of a recent exhibition, titled Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture, originally at the AIANY Center for Architecture and now at the SpringBox in St. Paul, Minnesota, until June 15, 2019. This lecture will focus on his latest research, writings, and the exhibition.

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Sekou Cooke's Website