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Tal Schori

Tal Schori

Tal Schori is a registered architect practicing in New York City. He currently works at Deborah Berke Partners where he ... more

Tal Schori

Tal Schori is a registered architect practicing in New York City. He currently works at Deborah Berke Partners where he focuses on institutional and residential projects, such as a university dormitory in Pennsylvania, and a single family residence in Indianapolis. He edited Perspecta 42: The Real (MIT Press, 2010), and is a regular contributor to design juries. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Architecture (M.Arch, 2009) and Brown University (BA, 2003). 

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Eric Schuldenfrei

Eric Schuldenfrei

Eric Schuldenfrei is a designer focusing on urbanism, architecture, and art. Projects completed in collaboration with ... more

Eric Schuldenfrei

Eric Schuldenfrei is a designer focusing on urbanism, architecture, and art. Projects completed in collaboration with Marisa Yiu have been featured in many international biennales, such as the Venice Biennale and the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Biennale. Past projects include an art installation commissioned by Agnes Gund, President Emerita of the MoMA, and a film for CUP’s exhibition Urban Renewal: City Without a Ghetto. Eric received a PhD from the University of Cambridge and has taught at Princeton University, Columbia University, and the Architectural Association. Together with Marisa Yiu, Eric recently published the book Instant Culture. He has lectured at the Harvard University AsiaGSD series and the V&A museum in London.

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Sarah Serpas

Sarah Serpas

is a visually-driven person who also appreciates hard data and complicated concepts, so she was excited to work with CUP as ... more

Sarah Serpas

is a visually-driven person who also appreciates hard data and complicated concepts, so she was excited to work with CUP as their summer 2013 intern. She is currently working on her masters in City and Regional Planning at Pratt Institute, and has a special affinity for maps, sewage, and manufacturers. A Texan by birth, she moved to the City five years ago to study Physics and Urban Design and Architecture Studies at NYU. She is always looking for opportunities to see new parts of the city, as well as recommendations for Mexican food.

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Lucas Shapiro

Lucas Shapiro

Lucas Shapiro is one of the founders of Mayday Space, a collaborative center for social justice organizing, community ... more

Lucas Shapiro

Lucas Shapiro is one of the founders of Mayday Space, a collaborative center for social justice organizing, community empowerment, and creative expression based in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Mayday is a neighborhood resource and a citywide destination for engaging programming, dancing and other nightlife activities, and a welcoming gathering place for people to work, learn and build together. Before Mayday, he was the Senior Organizer at Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE), building power with low-income families to fight for jobs, housing and justice.

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Students from Share, Where?

Students from Share, Where?

Students from Brooklyn College’s College Now program collaborated with CUP and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín on ... more

Students from Share, Where?

Students from Brooklyn College’s College Now program collaborated with CUP and Hatuey Ramos-Fermín on “Share, Where?”

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Alice Shay

Alice Shay

Alice Shay is an urban planner and city designer. She worked with CUP in 2005 on a performance art walking tour of ... more

Alice Shay

Alice Shay is an urban planner and city designer. She worked with CUP in 2005 on a performance art walking tour of Governor’s Island’s past imagined futures and an episode of Public Housing TV about tenant’s rights. Alice studied Modern Culture and Media at Brown University and City Planning at MIT.

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Nadia Shen

Nadia Shen

Great design is more than style; its a combination of strategic thinking and creative solutions. Nadia Shen strives to ... more

Nadia Shen

Great design is more than style; its a combination of strategic thinking and creative solutions. Nadia Shen strives to deliver design concepts that are smart and engaging, and realized with clarity and imagination. After working as a lead designer at Parsons Institute for Information Mapping, a research and development lab for emerging design and technology, and Post+Beam, an integrated marketing and communications firm, she started Brite Lines-a design consultancy focusing on brand development and user experience for start ups and entrepreneurs. She is a graduate of Chelsea College, London and Parsons School of Design here in New York. britelines.com

Nadia was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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Molly Sherman

Molly Sherman

Molly Sherman is an artist and designer living in Portland, Oregon. Her practice is made up of socially engaged art ... more

Molly Sherman

Molly Sherman is an artist and designer living in Portland, Oregon. Her practice is made up of socially engaged art projects and graphic design work. As a designer, she has worked at Project Projects and with a wide range of clients including the Hammer Museum and Portland Art Museum. She is currently an MFA candidate in Portland State University’s Art and Social Practice Program and holds a BFA from Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

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Victoria Shire

Victoria Shire

Victoria Shire has over 20 years of experience mobilizing public, private and philanthropic investments to advance ... more

Victoria Shire

Victoria Shire has over 20 years of experience mobilizing public, private and philanthropic investments to advance community, neighborhood and organizational development. She is the Chief Program Officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, where she leads and develops programs that reach over 3,000 youth each year. Victoria holds an MPA from Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University and a BA in philosophy from Wittenberg University. She lives in Harlem with her husband, daughter, and son, and has never given up on the Chicago Cubs. Victoria joined the CUP board in 2012.

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Shristi Shrestha

Shristi Shrestha

Shristi was a Program Assistant at CUP. She received a BA from Mount Holyoke College with a major in Studio Art. She is ... more

Shristi Shrestha

Shristi was a Program Assistant at CUP. She received a BA from Mount Holyoke College with a major in Studio Art. She is interested in using art as a means of community engagement. As an artist for a public art project called Kolor Kathmandu, she painted murals around the city of Kathmandu, Nepal, where she was born and raised. Before CUP, she was an Intern at Renegade Performance Group. She enjoys walking, biking, and cooking.

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Paul Shuette

Paul Shuette

Paul Schuette is an architect living in Los Angeles. Paul Schuette has worked on “The Connection between Abandoned ... more

Paul Shuette

Paul Schuette is an architect living in Los Angeles. Paul Schuette has worked on “The Connection between Abandoned Buildings and Homeless People.”

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Judy Siegel

Judy Siegel

Judy Siegel is a UX Designer living in Jersey City, NJ. Most recently, she was Director of User Experience (UX) at MSNBC ... more

Judy Siegel

Judy Siegel is a UX Designer living in Jersey City, NJ. Most recently, she was Director of User Experience (UX) at MSNBC Digital, designing the digital presence for the network. Previous jobs include working as a Senior UX Designer at CNN Digital and Ericsson, as well as fellowships at the DNC (where she designed the first mobile canvassing app) and Govloop.com, as well as stints at Fiserv, VMware and the CDC. In past professional lives, she worked in non-profits as a grant writer and researcher on political campaigns as an organizer.

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Nika Simovich

Nika Simovich

Nika Simovich, a New York based graphic designer, uses interactive experiences to explore the relationship between history ... more

Nika Simovich

Nika Simovich, a New York based graphic designer, uses interactive experiences to explore the relationship between history and the internet. She is interested in non-designed spaces and the intersection of technology and design

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Andrew Sloat

Andrew Sloat

Andrew Sloat is a graphic designer and filmmaker. His studio makes books, identities, educational videos, ads, and websites ... more

Andrew Sloat

Andrew Sloat is a graphic designer and filmmaker. His studio makes books, identities, educational videos, ads, and websites for non-profits, cultural institutions, and corporate clients. He lives and works in Brooklyn, is active in local and state-level good-government activism, and teaches in the graphic design MFAprogram at RISD.

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Becky Slogeris

Becky Slogeris

Becky Slogeris is a social designer and educator based in Baltimore, MD. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of ... more

Becky Slogeris

Becky Slogeris is a social designer and educator based in Baltimore, MD. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, her work is focused on re-thinking public education and empowering students to create change in their communities. She worked with CUP and students at CUNY College Now to create “Get Money!” Becky’s website is http://designing-education.com/

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David Smiley

David Smiley

David Smiley teaches architectural design and urban history at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and ... more

David Smiley

David Smiley teaches architectural design and urban history at the Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation at Columbia University. His research and teaching focus on the ways the discipline of architecture overlaps with planning, policy, preservation, finance and community-based initiatives. His book, Pedestrian Modern: American Architecture and Shopping, 1925-1956, (Minnesota, 2013) examines how architects joined modernist design and planning ideas with new programs and scales of retailing. Smiley has organized conferences on the use of public spaces and streets in New York City and has written about malls, urban design and suburban housing. He previously taught at Barnard College were he organized symposia including “Rights of Way” in 2009 and “Moving Toward Utopia” in 2010, at which invited planners, architects, community advocates and public officials examined bikeways and other changes to public space in the NYC. Previous publications include Redressing the Mall: Sprawl and Public Space in Suburbia (2002) and Hell’s Kitchen South: Developing Strategies (2001). David is a member and the Chair of CUP’s Board.

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Students from  Soda Census

Students from Soda Census

Students from the Academy of Urban Planning, in Aisha Haynes’ English Language Arts Class, collaborated with CUP on ... more

Students from Soda Census

Students from the Academy of Urban Planning, in Aisha Haynes’ English Language Arts Class, collaborated with CUP on “Soda Census.”

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Maxwell Sorensen

Maxwell Sorensen

Maxwell Sorensen is a Brooklyn- and sometimes Philadelphia-based director and animator specializing in stop-motion ... more

Maxwell Sorensen

Maxwell Sorensen is a Brooklyn- and sometimes Philadelphia-based director and animator specializing in stop-motion animation, traditional puppetry, and a handmade aesthetic. His work has been featured on MTV2, MTVU,FUSE, as an official selection at SXSW, and on small screens across the globe. He has experience as a stop-motion animator and as a digital motion graphics artist working in Adobe After Effects. maxwellsorensen.com

Maxwell was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow and worked on Shifty Business.

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Sada Spence

Sada Spence

Sada was the Spring Intern at CUP. She is a Jamaican American art and design student at CUNY Hunter College. Sada’s ... more

Sada Spence

Sada was the Spring Intern at CUP. She is a Jamaican American art and design student at CUNY Hunter College. Sada’s art practice revolves around identity, the urban environment, and how these can be changed in the future. She interviews black business owners for her project, Dark Neighborhood, and facilitates workshops and talks about reshaping the future of the black community. She will be doing a pilot residency in New Orleans with the Joan Mitchell Foundation this July and will be studying in South Korea the Fall 2018 semester.  

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Juliette Spertus

Juliette Spertus

Juliette Spertus is an architect and curator. Her work focuses on the relationship between architecture, infrastructure and ... more

Juliette Spertus

Juliette Spertus is an architect and curator. Her work focuses on the relationship between architecture, infrastructure and public space. She uses cultural programming to publicly draw parallels between overlooked experiences of the recent past and current strategies for the built environment. She organized the exhibit Fast Trash: Roosevelt Island’s Pneumatic Tubes and the Future of Cities, and collaborated with CUP on the educational programming. She is continuing her research on pneumatic collection and is planning a new exhibition.

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