Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

news, award

“Know Your Lines,” our issue of Making Policy Public breaking down the political redistricting process was called out as a notable project in this year’s Core77 Design Awards. Two separate juries, one in the Visual Communication category and one in the ... more

launch event

Monday, June 25, 2012 6:45PM

Where does NYC’s electricity come from? People were buzzing about the debut public presentation of Power Trip, CUP’s Urban Investigation about New York City’s electricity infrastructure. To get to the power source, CUP, teaching artist ... more
  • Anthology Film Archives
    32 2nd Avenue (at 2nd St)
    New York, NY
    F to 2nd Avenue

talk, exhibit

Tuesday, June 19, 2012 7PM

On June 19, 2012 CUP’s Valeria Mogilevich and former Urban Investigation particpant Daniel Linton joined representatives from The Trust for Public Land and Groundswell in conversation. The discussion, the final in conjunction with the ... more
  • The Old Stone House at Washington Park, 336 3rd Street (between 4th and 5th Aves), 2nd floor Brooklyn, NY

launch event

On June 8th, 2012 students from the Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice in Borough Park presented “Boom Town.” For this City Studies project 9th graders in an English Language Arts class worked with CUP teaching artist Ellie Irons to look at noise issues ... more

talk

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 1:30PM

CUP’s Executive Director, Christine Gaspar, gathered with a host of other design thinkers and storytellers to speak about the power of art and design in shaping engaged public participation. The salon was part of the Fort Greene, Brooklyn TEDx series and brought ... more

open call

CUP is pleased to announce that we’re taking on new school partners for our 2013 Urban Investigations. Urban Investigations are CUP’s afterschool programs that give young people the tools to investigate their communities, and use art and design to create ... more

news

CUP is pleased to launch Public Access Design – our new series of multimedia projects that use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the New Yorkers most affected by them.

news

Check out this amazing look inside the Participatory Budgeting (PB) process from Bill Moyers. CUP helped to create outreach and voting materials for PB in NYC and is excited to be a part of next year’s expanded PB process.  To see the projects that were selected ... more

open call

Monday, May 7, 2012 5PM

CUP is seeking a teaching artist assistant to collaborate on an Urban Investigation in the Bronx this summer. CUP’s intensive project-based curricula enable students to explore fundamental questions about how the city works, through collaborative research and ... more

news

CUP’s Making Policy Public project on street vendor rights was featured in designer and author Andrew Shea’s new book, “Designing for Social Change.”

news

Are YOU ready to decide how to spend millions of taxpayer dollars? Voting is now underway for Participatory Budgeting in NYC! Anyone 18 or older who lives in one of the participating districts can help decide how to spend millions of dollars on community projects – and ... more
  • Visit pbnyc.org for more info about how to vote and what’s on the ballot.

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Field Guide to Federalism

City Studies

Field Guide to Federalism

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?