NORR Makes Contribution to The Hip Hop Architecture Camp

Michael Ford teaching children about architecture

In honor of Black History Month and to promote diversity in the profession of architecture, NORR has made a contribution to Michael Ford’s Hip Hop Architecture Camp. Big shoutout to the Detroit Office for making this donation happen.

The Camp is a one-week experience that introduces underrepresented youth to architecture, urban planning, creative placemaking and economic development through the lens of hip-hop culture. This is one way we are helping to introduce youth to architecture and increase #diversity in the industry – and in our local communities.

Camp founder Michael Ford is also collaborating with Herman Miller on the remixed Eames Lounge Chair, a project that fosters open and honest conversation with the goal of leading to real and lasting change. The Lounge Chair was initially designed as a “special refuge from the strains of modern living.” In continuing this mission, the iconic chair remix project features handwritten names of victims of racism in the US as a stark reminder that these Black men, women, and children were not afforded the privilege of refuge.​

Michael Ford holding remixed Eames Lounge Chair, a collaboration between him and Herman Miller

Learn more about The Hip Hop Architecture Camp here.

Learn more about the Remixed Eames Lounge Chair here.