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Public Access Design

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Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

2015

exhibit

Our Making Policy Public poster series was displayed on Governors Island as part of the New York City edition of Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good. The exhibition originally debuted at the 2012 Venice Biennale. The exhibition on Governors Island ... more

news, exhibit

From May through June 2015, more than 300 locations in the New York subway system featured CUP’s poster that helps rent-stabilized tenants understand and act on their rights. The poster provided information in English, Spanish, and Chinese on how to challenge ... more

news

As part of a new feature on CUP collaborators, we asked Kevin and Joel from All Other Services to tell us a little bit more about themselves and about working on a CUP project.

news

The Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects and Design With Benefits have chosen CUP to receive a MAKINGOODESIGN Award, which recognizes socially conscious design. Come celebrate with us and the other winners—Design Trust ... more

news

Nail salon technicians work hard to keep New York City looking great. But many are recent immigrants unfamiliar with their labor rights and how to protect their health in the workplace. 

launch event

On May 1st, CUP launched Healthy Salons For All, a multilingual (English, Spanish, Korean, Chinese, and Nepali) guide for nail salon workers and their customers. A Making Policy Public collaboration of CUP, Adhikaar, and designers Welcome Workshop, the fold-out poster ... more

news, award

We were excited and honored to announce that the National Endowment for the Arts awarded CUP with a grant for 2015-16! The grant supported CUP’s Making Policy Public program, which uses art and design to make public policy accessible for everyone. Each poster is the ... more

launch event

On Thursday, April 30th, we launched Your Guide to Welfare in NYC, a Making Policy Public collaboration of CUP, the Safety Net Project (SNP), and design team All Other Services. CUP and SNP held a press conference with NYC’s Human Resources Administration (HRA), the ... more

talk

On Tuesday, April 28th, Christine Gaspar, CUP’s Executive Director, joined Kemi Ilesanmi of The Laundromat Project and Katy Rubin of Theatre of the Oppressed NYC for a Professional Organization of Women in the Arts (POWarts) Colleagues & Friends Breakfast. In this ... more

exhibit

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 10AM

CUP was featured in the Victoria and Albert Museum’s All This Belongs To You, a show exploring the role of the museum in public life. The exhibition ran from April 1st, 2015 to September 30th, 2015.

news

How can public interest design organizations ensure that their day-to-day internal operations reflect their values? Christine Gaspar, CUP’s Executive Director, and Jess Zimbabwe, Executive Director of the Rose Center for Public Leadership at ULI, shed light on the ... more

news

Monday, March 23, 2015 11:38AM

Public housing residents and advocates, from groups like Community Voices Heard and Real Affordability for All, showed up in large numbers in Albany, N.Y. on Monday, March 16th, 2015. The groups rallied, using our We Are Public Housing poster as a call to action, ... more

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

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Public Access Design

Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs