A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

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.


Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Show Up

Public Access Design

Show Up

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help