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Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis
    • Thursday, March 15, 2012, 5pm

Call for designers

Call for designers

CUP is seeking a graphic designer to collaborate on our
"Make Your Own Urban Investigation" guide.


Urban Investigations are experiential youth education programs that use collaborative research and design to enable high school students to explore fundamental questions about how the city works. The book will serve as a DIY guide to help educators create CUP-style youth education projects. "Make Your Own Urban Investigation" will break down CUP's methods and walk educators through the process of creating a project. It will also draw heavily on visual materials from CUP's previous projects, to show how the process works and what some of the results might look like.

“Make Your Own Urban Investigation” will be made up of individual chapters, each addressing different aspects of the Urban Investigation process. This project will focus on the first chapter, which we plan to release as a stand-alone guide either in print or digital form. The complete set of chapters will ultimately be released in print form.  The content of the first chapter will be on interview techniques—why interviews are important, how to train students to conduct them, and how to get the most out of them.

We are looking for a designer that is interested in collaborating with CUP as a partner in designing, organizing, and developing the first installment of the guide. CUP will work closely with the designer and coordinate communication with education partners, who will help refine the guide. Our goal is to create an accessible, fun, and weird guide that helps others recreate the spirit and methods of Urban Investigations. The guide will be distributed to public high school teachers, independent teaching artists, and arts and educational institutions across the country.

We are especially interested in designers with interest/experience in both print and digital media, and in working with visual material from many different sources. CUP looks for collaborators who are genuinely interested in engaging and shaping the content of the work, as well as the design.

Design work will begin in April. The project fee is $2500.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter detailing their interest in working on this project, a resume, and samples of past work formatted as a single PDF document of no more than 3 MB. Please email all materials with the subject heading “DIY UI” to info@welcometocup.org by Thursday, March 15 at 5 pm.

CUP is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages people of color, women, LGBTQ, and disabled candidates to apply.

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