Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

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. 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.


Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition