Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

open call

Friday, July 12, 2013 11PM

Making Policy Public is CUP’s series of 6- to 10-month long collaborations of CUP staff, a designer, and a group advocating for community change. Through an intensive collaboration, the program leads to the creation of fold-out posters that use graphic design to ... more

workshop

Thursday, June 27, 2013 6:30PM

CUP is developing a tablet-based app for educators interested in using the methodology and activities from our Urban Investigations in their own work. Join us on June 27th for a feedback session on the first chapter in this series.
  • CUP office
    232 Third Street
    Brooklyn

talk

Monday, June 24, 2013 1:15PM

CUP’s Christine Gaspar spoke about the challenge and importance of open government at the MIT-Knight Civic Media Conference. With panels full of hackers, policymakers, journalists, and activists, the conference looked at the changing roles of ... more

launch event

Wednesday, June 19, 2013 7PM

Every restaurant in New York has a grade. Lots of people decide where to eat based on those grades but what do they really mean? Where do they come from? Students from Lyons Community School worked with CUP teaching artist Leigh Davis to go behind the letters. They ... more
  • Colors Restaurant
    417 Lafayette Street
    New York, NY
    N/R to 8th St-NYU, 6 to Astor Pl

talk

CUP’s Executive Director Christine Gaspar presented our work on Making Policy Public in a National Endowment for the Arts webinar about successful social impact design projects. Our work was featuerd alongside that of Design Impact and iD+Pi.

open call

Monday, June 10, 2013 10PM

CUP is looking for designers to join our Public Access Design program as 2013-2014 Design Fellows. We’re looking for NYC-based visual thinkers working in print, motion graphics, animation, information design, and interaction design who are interested in bringing ... more

open call

Monday, June 3, 2013 5PM

New! Two Calls for teaching artist for fall Urban Investigations We’re looking for teaching artists to design and implement Urban Investigation projects for high school students in the fall of 2013.

talk

Friday, May 31, 2013 1PM

CUP’s Executive Director, Christine Gaspar, presented a lecture on design and advocacy at Public Interest Design’s Design Futures Conference in Austin, Texas. Joined by other design practicioners from across the nation, Christine spoke to the importance of ... more

open call

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 5PM

CUP is seeking a teaching artist to lead an Urban Investigation this summer. For this project, the teaching artist will work with public high school students from the Bronx to investigate how school closings work.

news, workshop

Thursday, April 25, 2013 5PM

ULURP may sound like a monster (and some people think it is), but it stands for Uniform Land Use Review Procedure and it’s the process by which major land use changes get reviewed and approved in New York City. It’s long, complicated, and involves lots of ... more
  • Open Plans
    148 Lafayette St, 12th floor
    New York, NY

open call

Monday, April 22, 2013 5PM

CUP is seeking a teaching artist to lead an Urban Investigation in the summer of 2013. For this project the teaching artist will work at Dia:Beacon with high school students from the surrounding community to investigate the role of a museum in the city. CUP’s ... more

news, talk, workshop

Thursday, April 11, 2013 2:30PM

CUP fans and friends joined us in Chicago for a workshop and panel discussion about affordable housing in Chicago. CUP partnered with Converge:Exchange, Chicago Community Loan Fund, and Archeworks to host “Community Tools for Affordable Housing” on Thursday, ... more
  • Archeworks
    625 North Kingsbury Street
    Chicago, IL 60654

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

What Parents Need to Know

Technical Assistance

What Parents Need to Know

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

The Good, Bad, and Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, and Unknown