We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

About CUP

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. CUP projects demystify the urban policy and planning issues that impact our communities, so that more individuals can better participate in shaping them.

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

CUP projects are collaborations of art and design professionals, community-based advocates and policymakers, and our staff. Together we take on complex issues—from the juvenile justice system to zoning law to food access—and break them down into simple, accessible, visual explanations.

The tools we create are used by organizers and educators all over New York City and beyond to help their constituents better advocate for their own community needs.

Website design: Linked by Air

Find out more about CUP through this short video from the Curry Stone Design Prize.


ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

City Studies

Hello, My Name is Minimum Wage

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!