ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

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.


Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

What's On Your Plate?

City Studies

What's On Your Plate?

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Making Policy Public

Innocent Until Proven Risky

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced