Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

What we do

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement.

CUP collaborates with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities to make educational tools that demystify complex policy and planning issues.

We believe that increasing understanding of how these systems work is the first step to better, more equitable, and more diverse community participation. ... more

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The Drawing Center in NYC will unveil an exhibit focusing on CUP’s work and methodology. Join us at the Opening Reception on Thursday, February 21st from 6-8 pm at The Drawing Center!

CUP at the Drawing Center

The Drawing Center in NYC will unveil an exhibit focusing on CUP’s work and methodology. Join us at the Opening Reception on Thursday, February 21st from 6-8 pm at The Drawing Center! ... more
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Community
Education

Making Policy Public Envisioning Development Technical Assistance Public Access Design
Making Policy Public Envisioning Development Technical Assistance Public Access Design

Projects that make planning and policy issues accessible to lay audiences.

Making Policy Public

Collaborations of CUP, designers, and advocacy organizations to create visual explanations of complex policy topics.

Envisioning Development

Interactive teaching tools, guides, and workshops about land use and urban development issues.

Technical Assistance

Commissioned projects to bring design thinking to planning and community design.

Public Access Design

Multimedia projects that use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the New Yorkers most affected by them.

Youth
Education

Urban Investigations City Studies Teacher Trainings
Urban Investigations City Studies Teacher Trainings

Civics education through experiential, project-based curricula.

Urban Investigations

Afterschool programs that give young people the tools to investigate their communities, and use art and design to create educational tools based on their research.

City Studies

Project-based, in-class and afterschool programs that use design and art as tools to research the city.

Teacher Trainings

Commissioned professional development and projects to help teachers connect their curricula to neighborhood issues and community design.

Public
Programs

Events Workshops
Events Workshops

Interdisciplinary and multimedia programming related to CUP projects.

Events

Launch events, lectures, screenings, exhibits, parties, and other public happenings related to CUP projects.

Workshops

Interactive, tactile, visual presentations on policy and planning issues using CUP educational tools.


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The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

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Public Access Design

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Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public