Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Test Ride

City Studies

Test Ride

If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

2011

talk

Friday, December 16, 2011 3PM

Hester Street Collaborative and the Center for Urban Pedagogy presented a panel discussion about design and social change. We presented models for collaboration between designers and community-based partners that help to engage local residents around planning issues, ... more
  • Pratt Institute
    Higgins Hall North, Room 406
    Brooklyn, NY

sneak peek

Thursday, December 1, 2011 1:18PM

We’ll be going to press soon with our next issue of Making Policy Public. For this one we’re collaborating with designer Jeff Lai and Community Voices Heard. Those mini drafts above are just a sampling of the many iterations the project has been through on its ... more

talk

Tuesday, November 29, 2011 7PM

While the effects of public policies can be widespread, the discussion and understanding of these policies are usually not. Center for Urban Pedagogy Executive Director Christine Gaspar visits Van Alen Books to discuss Making Policy Public, a series that pairs advocacy ... more
  • Van Alen Books
    30 West 22nd Street
    New York, NY

launch event, news

Thursday, November 10, 2011 12PM

On November 10, CUP presented our Urban Investigation “Power Trip” to a buzzing group of Queens high schoolers. The project —a collaboration between CUP, CUP teaching artist Samantha Contis, and students from Aviation High School— asked “where ... more
  • Queens Public Library, Broadway Branch
    40-20 Broadway
    Long Island City, NY

Party

Thursday, October 13, 2011 6PM

The CUP benefit brought together artists, designers, community advocates, and other urban enthusiasts for an evening of conversation, cocktails, and CUP projects!
  • The Green Building
    452 Union Street
    Brooklyn, NY

workshop

Saturday, October 1, 2011 11AM

We demonstrated the Sewer in a Suitcase, CUP’s working model of New York City’s sewer system, at two events over the weekend of October 1. The Sewer in a Suitcase made its first stop on Saturday at the New York Green Block Party, an all-day street fair in ... more
  • Freshkills Park
    Sneak Peak Parking Lot
    228 Wild Ave.
    Staten Island, NY

launch event

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 7PM

On Tuesday, September 6, we debuted Share, Where?, CUP’s most recent Urban Investigation. An intrepid group of Bronx public high school students in the College Now program at Hostos Community College teamed up with CUP to find out how NYC decides where to put the ... more
  • The Savoy
    at Hostos Community College
    120 East 149 Street, 2nd Floor
    (at Walton Avenue)
    Bronx, NY

talk

Thursday, September 1, 2011 7PM

On September 1st, CUP and Hester Street Collaborative led a presentation and discussion at the BMW Guggenheim Lab about design and social change. Christine Gaspar and Valeria Mogilevich from CUP joined Anne Frederick and Dylan House from HSC to present our ... more
  • BMW Guggenheim Lab
    First Park
    Houston Street and Second Ave

launch event, screening

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7PM

Blackberries, Razors, and Droids, OMG! We spend so much time with them, but do we know anything about how cell phones work?  How do our voices travel through the air? Why do our cell phone bills work the way they do? Who owns the air? What the Cell? is a collaboration ... more
  • William S. Paley Foundation
    1 East 53rd Street

news, award

Thursday, August 11, 2011 10AM

The Rockefeller Foundation has selected CUP as one of the recipients of this year’s Cultural Innovation Fund Grants! The grant will allow CUP to develop a new program that helps communitiy organizations access design services to demystify complex policy and planning ... more

launch event

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 6PM

Two years and two billion dollars from now, New York will get its first new subway stop in 22 years. Who decides where new subway stops go? And which comes first – the subway or the people?
  • The Lot under the High Line at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue

screening

Sunday, May 8, 2011 6:30PM

CUP hosted an evening of videos about the inner workings of some of NYC’s hidden systems. Ever wonder where your garbage goes when you’re done with it? Why you shouldn’t go swimming after a heavy rainfall? Who owns the Internet? Three of CUP’s ... more
  • Anthology Film Archives
    32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?