Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

Making Policy Public

Our Values, Our Voice, Our Vote

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

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 particularly among underrepresented communities. 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.


Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Whose Art?

City Studies

Whose Art?

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?