Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

news

We’re now accepting applications for the 2019 CUP Teaching Artist Fellowship! The CUP Teaching Artist Fellowship is an opportunity for NYC-based Teaching Artists to apply their art and design skills to contribute to social change. Eight Fellows will be selected for ... more

event

Over the past semester, students from Knowledge and Power Preparatory Academy (KAPPA) have collaborated with CUP and Teaching Artist Gaby Coll to explore how people experiencing homelessness interact with the temporary shelter system in New York City Join us for the debut of ... more

news

Over the past year you’ve joined us in celebrating the tenth anniversary of our popular program, Making Policy Public. From an exhibit at The Drawing Center to the launch of several new tools for communities across the city, we’re honored to have collaborated ... more

news

This May Day we’re celebrating workers the way we celebrate every day: by sharing and creating resources that communities can use to navigate and advocate for their rights! We’ve pulled some resources from our archives that uplift worker rights and worker ... more

launch event, news

Recently we’ve collaborated with our community partners across the city to create visual tools that tackle issues from landlord harassment to immigration bond hearings to abusive policing. We’re proud to share our latest projects! Is Your Landlord Harassing ... more

talk

CUP is coming to MIT! On April 19th, Christine will present on CUP’s methods for working with people from historically underrepresented communities to break down and represent complex urban issues; lessons learned along the way; and how CUP is working to shape the ... more

talk

Recently CUP had the opportunity to participate in the Bauhaus Dessau’s Centenary Program through the Festival School Fundamental. As part of the Festival, a group of 15 organizations and institutions from around the world came together as the Parliament of Schools to ... more

talk

For our friends out West, don’t miss CUP in Arizona! On April 10th, Executive Director Christine Gaspar, will present with social designer Liz Ogbu at Arizona State University. As a part of the Design School Lectures on Experimentation, Christine and Liz will ... more

news

We pulled together an all-star group of jurors to help us select our next CUP Fellow for Change in Design! This year we are joined by Nicole Killian and Juan Carlos Pagan. Nicole Killian’s work investigates how the structures of the internet, mobile messaging, and ... more

news

For Sexual Assault Awareness Month this April, we’re turning to our archives to share some tools you can use to spread awareness and advocate for change! Show Up! is a pocket-sized guide we created with Hollaback! that breaks down bystander intervention into ... more

launch event

On March 21st high school students from Life Science Secondary School debuted their latest investigation, Let’s Hang Out! The students teamed up with CUP and Teaching Artist Stephen Kwok to investigate how loitering laws impact New Yorkers. They created public art ... more

open call

CUP is hiring an intern for the summer of 2019! As a CUP intern, you’ll assist with several projects and learn about CUP’s methods for using design to meet community needs. We’re looking for an intern to assist with: +Research and general support with ... more

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Immigrants & NY

Making Policy Public

Immigrants & NY

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip