Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

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.


Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced