Starting this October, Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture will open at Atlanta’s Museum of Design. MODA’s mission is to advance the understanding and appreciation of design, as well as its convergence of creativity and functionality through exhibitions, education, and more.
This exhibition sets out to do just that, promising unbeatable insight into the world of Hip-Hop Architecture. The music genre and the dominant cultural movement of our time has origins in the Bronx, with Black & Latino youths laying its foundational path.
Over the last five decades, hip-hop’s primary means of expression have become globally recognized creative practices in their own right, and each has significantly impacted the urban built environment. From graffiti and street art, to DJs and the live music scene, expect to explore this emerging architectural revolution.
MODA writes on their website, “The exhibition includes work by participants from across the globe, with projects ranging across a variety of media and forms of expression: from experimental visualization formats and installation strategies, to façade studies, building designs, and urban development proposals.”
Close to the Edge: The Birth of Hip-Hop Architecture will begin on October 13, 2022 and run through until January 30, 2023. The exhibit has been curated by Sekou Cooke, and will feature several artists throughout.