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NeoCon Day Three Keynote: Exploring the Rhythm of Design


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Known as the “The Hip Hop Architect,” award-winning architect and academic Michael Ford, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, is on a mission to promote diversity in the architecture, engineering, and construction fields through culturally relevant pedagogy. Joining Michael is Wasalu Muhammad Jaco, professionally known as Lupe Fiasco, a Chicago-born, Grammy award-winning rapper and currently a visiting professor at MIT. Together, Michael and Lupe will discuss their explorations in extracting the rhythms, textures, and patterns of Hip Hop as a source of design innovation in theory and in professional practice.

NeoCon has served as the world’s leading platform and most important event of the year for the commercial interior design industry since 1969. Daily keynotes and featured presentations will be presented onsite and also available via livestream on the NeoCon Programming Hub. Click here for details and registration.

This keynote presentation is presented by AIA Chicago.



Wednesday | 06.14.2023


10:00 am - 11:00 am

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