Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

About CUP

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses design and art to improve 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.


Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tu

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tu

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

¡No me han pagado!

Public Access Design

¡No me han pagado!

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain