Accepting Applications: The Michael Ford Hip Hop Architecture Camp Fellowship

The Michael Ford Hip Hop Architecture Fellowship at the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) is a groundbreaking program that aims to connect the field of architecture and Hip Hop culture. This fellowship, committed to nurturing innovative scholarship and creativity, provides a distinctive platform for individuals to explore and enrich the dynamic intersection of Hip Hop and architectural design.

As the Fellow, you will explore the multifaceted connections between Hip Hop, urban planning, urban design, and community development as you collaborate directly with renowned Hip Hop architect Michael Ford and the Whitney M Young Jr Award-winning Detroit Collaborative Design Center (DCDC) and faculty. Beyond the UDM SACD classroom, your impact will resonate as you travel to co-facilitate Hip Hop Architecture Camps, engaging with students and communities nationwide.

Join us in shaping the future of architectural education through a dynamic fusion of community engagement, music, and culturally relevant pedagogy.

Compensation: $60,000.00 + benefits


Become the Fellow: If you’re passionate about architecture, dedicated to Hip Hop culture, and eager to make a difference, this fellowship is for you! Explore the multifaceted connections between Hip Hop, urban planning, urban design, and community development. Take the lead in co-facilitating Hip Hop Architecture Camps across the United States, co-teaching undergraduate design studios, and leading the development of neighborhood masterplans. Let’s create something extraordinary together!

How to Apply: Visit this link to learn more about the fellowship and submit your application. The deadline for applications is approaching, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to become the next Michael Ford Hip Hop Architecture Fellow.

Spread the Word: I encourage you to share this announcement with your networks and communities. Together, let’s amplify the reach of this opportunity and inspire aspiring architects and Hip Hop enthusiasts to apply and become part of our movement.  – Michael Ford