LEVER recently had the opportunity to host Aaniyah Gamble as our Hip Hop Architecture Camp intern, who has a vision to provide Atlanta residents access to fresh and healthy food in their neighborhoods.
We were thrilled to partner with Aaniyah in developing her design for Garden N’ Grocery - a solution to the food deserts present in this area of Atlanta, where many live more than a mile from the nearest grocery store. Food deserts disproportionately affect communities of color in low income areas, and Garden N’ Grocery would not only provide access to healthy groceries, but also educational opportunities and a community garden.
The Hip Hop Architecture Camp was developed with the goal of introducing underrepresented youth to architecture and urban planning through the lens of hip hop culture. During the camp, students are paired with architects, urban planners, designers, community activists and hip hop artists to create unique visions for their communities which include the creation of physical models, digital models and the creation of a Hip Hop Architecture track and music video summarizing their designs.
Read this article in the Captial Times to learn more about Aaniyah’s design, and the Hip Hop Architecture Camp!