Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Yours to Keep

Making Policy Public

Yours to Keep

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

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.


Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Making Policy Public

Pinned Down? Rise Up!

Pay Up!

City Studies

Pay Up!

Swipe Out

Urban Investigations

Swipe Out

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

The Who in the Q!

Urban Investigations

The Who in the Q!

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Public Access Design

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Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?