Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

CUP is now accepting applications for Public Access Design!

CUP is now accepting applications for Public Access Design!

We’re looking for community and advocacy organizations who are working to address policy issues where the difficulty of understanding the issues is leading to social injustice. Together, we’ll collaborate with designers to break down complex problems into an accessible, culturally appropriate visual tool that you can share with the communities you work with.

Public Access Design projects are intensive 4 to 6-month collaborations with CUP, a designer, and an NYC-based community organization. Collaborations result in a pocket-sized guide that breaks down and demystifies a complex social justice issue. Projects are concise in scope and often cover urgent topics. Organizations will receive 1,000 free copies of the project.

We’re looking for organizations who work directly with the people impacted by the issue and who can directly distribute the completed booklet or poster to those people. Applicants should be interested in engaging in a collaborative design process and, most importantly, should be interested in explaining an aspect of public policy! 
We define public policy broadly proposed projects can address: 

• policies (like like the right to safe housing in prison for TGNCNB individuals)

• systems (like navigating the various housing vouchers), or

• processes (like getting your stuff back after and arrest)

Applications are due by Monday, April 4 at 11:59pm EST.

Ready to Apply? Click here to start your application.

Questions? Click here to watch our webinar.

Not on Our Watch!

Making Policy Public

Not on Our Watch!

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City Studies

Store Stories

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Envisioning Development

What's Going On In The Neighborhood?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?