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Building “Hip-Hop Architecture” Into Urban Design

Sekou Cooke
Sekou Cooke

Sekou Cooke is an architect and urban designer now based in Charlotte, North Carolina.

He is the director of the urban design program at UNC Charlotte - and author of the book “Hip-Hop Architecture,” which examines the movement that channels the energies of hip-hop culture into urban architecture with meaningful input and impact from marginalized and underrepresented voices at the community level.

On Thursday starting at 5:30 PM, Sekou will give a talk at Stove Works here in Chattanooga for CIVIQ, the speaker series from Chattanooga Design Studio.

I spoke with him and Josiah Golson, artist and programs director of Stove Works.

Cover of “Hip-Hop Architecture”
Bloomsbury Visual Arts

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