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"Limitness" - Mike Ford
Episode 75th December 2022 • Hidden in Plain Site • Noir Design Parti // Gābl Media
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Michael Ford, known as the "Hip-Hop Architect", is an architect, designer, educator, and keynote speaker whose years of research, publications, and lectures seek to fuse his two passions, hip-hop culture, and architecture. In hip-hop architecture, Ford provides an alternative to the western canon in architecture and urban theory. This model not only celebrates diversity but also appeals to young people of color, encouraging them to join the profession and think critically about the built environment they live in.  Ford is a professor in the architecture program at Madison College and the founder of BrandNu Design.

Ford was born and raised in Highland Park, Michigan, just outside of Detroit

BrandNu Design 


Hip Hop Architecture: The Post Occupancy Report of Modernism | Mike Ford | TEDxMadison 

Did you know there are only 10 licensed Black Architects in The State of Wisconsin?

As President of the Wisconsin Chapter of the National Organization of Minority Architects, my goal is to increase the visibility of these architects while also increasing the number of Black architects in the State of Wisconsin.

  • Marion Clendenen- Acosta
  • George Edwards
  • Abdelweli Elmi
  • Michael Ford
  • Daniel Inyang
  • Anina Mbilinyi
  • Isaac Menyoli, AIA, NCARB, LEED
  • Chitani Ndisale
  • Nicholas Hans Robinson, AIA, NCARB
  • Walter Wilson

Check out the Directory of Black African American Architects to find out how many are in your state 

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