Child Support?!

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Child Support?!

Pass It On!

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Pass It On!

Show Me the Money!

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Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

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Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Dillon de Give

Dillon de Give

Dillon de Give is an artist and educator who acts in a spirit of humane experimentalism. His projects set a stage ... more

Dillon de Give

Dillon de Give is an artist and educator who acts in a spirit of humane experimentalism. His projects set a stage for subtle alterations to everyday social performances and expose novel and equitable methods for distributing an experience of art. Dillon holds a BS in Radio/Television/Film from Northwestern University and an MFA in Art and Social Practice from Portland State University.  He is a co-founder of the Walk Exchange, a cooperative walking group. He organizes the annual Coyote Walk Itinerancy, a retreat that traces a path between New York City and the wild.  Dillon worked with CUP to produce the videos “Common Cents,” “Now Boarding,” and “Who Rules?”

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Meredith Degyansky

Meredith Degyansky

Meredith Degyansky, often under the alias of The Work Intern, is an artist, educator, student debtor, precarious laborer, ... more

Meredith Degyansky

Meredith Degyansky, often under the alias of The Work Intern, is an artist, educator, student debtor, precarious laborer, and counselor. Her artwork explores alternatives to capitalism by suggesting and enacting economies that aren’t based in current economic structures. Past projects include attempting to barter down her student loan debt with Sallie Mae; successfully exchanging her labor for rent payments to her landlord; creating a currency, monies, that represents unpaid and under recognized labor; and one-on-one conversations with the public to discuss how we can renegotiate our relationship to work, wage, debt, time, and education. She experiments and creates situations for free learning in urban environments for high school youth through her project, ThinkerSpace, and for adults, through Mapping Your Free Education.

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Lauren Dellaquila

Lauren Dellaquila

Lauren Dellaquila currently works as a designer and art director in Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her two cats, Massimo ... more

Lauren Dellaquila

Lauren Dellaquila currently works as a designer and art director in Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her two cats, Massimo and Lella. She works with clients ranging from global branding agencies and international action-sport companies, to start-ups and non-profits. She specializes in spatial experience, branding, art direction, conceptual process, and human-centered design. Lauren is a 2009 Project M alumnus, where she refined her skills as a socially-minded designer. Her pro-bono work includes Community Darkroom, BetterGrads, Pizza Farm, COMMON, OpenIDEO, Brooklyn Skillshare, Transforme and most recently, Food Shift. Lauren continues to advise Project M sessions in Belfast, ME, Greensboro, AL and give occasional lectures to budding design students around the north east. laurendellaquila.com

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 Domestic Workers United

Domestic Workers United

Founded in 2000, Domestic Workers United (DWU) is a membership-based organization of nannies, housekeepers, and elder ... more

Domestic Workers United

Founded in 2000, Domestic Workers United (DWU) is a membership-based organization of nannies, housekeepers, and elder caregivers organizing for power, respect, fair labor standards, and to help build a movement for social change. In 2010, DWU and its allies brought their power to bear when the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights was signed into law in New York. New York domestic workers are now guaranteed basic rights and protections, including paid days off, overtime, and protection from discrimination. DWU is currently working with CUP on an MPP about the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights.

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Pema Domingo-Barker

Pema Domingo-Barker

Pema was CUP’s Program Assistant for youth education programs. She previously worked at the Queens Museum and was a ... more

Pema Domingo-Barker

Pema was CUP’s Program Assistant for youth education programs. She previously worked at the Queens Museum and was a Public Allies New York fellow. Pema grew up in Bangkok and went on to study art at the University of Washington and the University of the Arts London.

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James Dunphy

James Dunphy

James is a Queens-born graphic designer / problem solver looking to contribute to innovative projects with a social impact. ... more

James Dunphy

James is a Queens-born graphic designer / problem solver looking to contribute to innovative projects with a social impact. His work is primarily centered around typographic design and branding along a wide range of media. After graduating from Parson School of Design as a Valedictorian in Communication Design, he moved to Portland, Oregon to work for Nike. Three amazing years later, he moved back to NYC to pursue life as a freelance designer, currently working towards creating amazing work for organizations that he admires and on projects that he believes in.

James was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow.

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Rayna Huber Erlich

Rayna Huber Erlich

Architect and Urban Designer Rayna Huber Erlich has worked on “Entry Sequence.”

Rayna Huber Erlich

Architect and Urban Designer Rayna Huber Erlich has worked on “Entry Sequence.”

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Nayelly Escobar

Nayelly Escobar

Nayelly was a BCCP student in the I Heart East New York Urban Investigation.

Nayelly Escobar

Nayelly was a BCCP student in the I Heart East New York Urban Investigation.

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Julia Espero

Julia Espero

Julia was CUP’s summer intern. She is currently pursuing a BA at Stanford University in Urban Studies and Social ... more

Julia Espero

Julia was CUP’s summer intern. She is currently pursuing a BA at Stanford University in Urban Studies and Social Change. She loves learning about the multidimensional aspects of people and their stories manifested into art. In her own life, she’s exploring the Filipina diaspora in her artwork and scholarship. As a person of the world, she’s invested in practicing and finding ways to hold and actively create space for individuals and communities to live healthy and full lives. 

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Matthew Evans

Matthew Evans

Matthew was an intern at CUP. He recently graduated from the Academy of Innovative Technology. In the fall, he will be ... more

Matthew Evans

Matthew was an intern at CUP. He recently graduated from the Academy of Innovative Technology. In the fall, he will be attending SUNY Cobleskill to study Culinary Arts. He is a former intern at Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation and was drawn to CUP because they also did work surrounding housing rights. Also, he loves the creative aspects of CUP’s projects. He hopes to take his experience from CUP and incorporate the knowledge he gains this summer towards his goal of bringing food and health justice to low-income, minority New Yorkers.

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 Everyday We

Everyday We

Everyday We is a research-driven, collaborative design studio that uses design to translate pressing public and social ... more

Everyday We

Everyday We is a research-driven, collaborative design studio that uses design to translate pressing public and social urban issues into innovative communication strategies, services and programs. Everyday We collaborates with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities in order to create opportunities for discovery around the everyday. Amy Findeiss and Christopher Patten believe that by closely analyzing these behaviors we can amplify community knowledge and networks into new models of ownership, governance, and public policy through communication and awareness.

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 Families For Freedom

Families For Freedom

Families For Freedom is a New York-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing deportation. It is a ... more

Families For Freedom

Families For Freedom is a New York-based multi-ethnic defense network by and for immigrants facing deportation. It is a source of education and action for directly affected families, and an organizing support center for directly affected communities.  FFF works for change through community mobilization, legal advocacy, media work, and congressional outreach. FFF collaborated with CUP on the MPP Immigrants Beware!

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Petra Farinha

Petra Farinha

Petra Farinha is a NY Interaction Designer with several years of experience. She works at Purpose as the Lead Interaction ... more

Petra Farinha

Petra Farinha is a NY Interaction Designer with several years of experience. She works at Purpose as the Lead Interaction Designer and co-manager of the Design Department. From developing websites for large scale collective action for nonprofits, political movements  to civic engagement platforms, Petra promotes and advocates for the value of design thinking and human-centered approaches. Petra studied at ITP, Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU, where she explored the possibilities of technology,  their impact in our daily routines and how they are changing the way we experience cities. Before moving to NY, Petra was a freelance interaction/ visual designer and design faculty at the School of Arts and Design in Caldas da Rainha. prntscreen.net

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Students from Fast Tracked

Students from Fast Tracked

Sarai Arroyo, Kharee Boyd, Lawrence Daise, Juan Garcia, Isaiah Ortiz, Dayhana Santos, Aldo Sorcia, Chun Fung (Ronex) Tse, ... more

Students from Fast Tracked

Sarai Arroyo, Kharee Boyd, Lawrence Daise, Juan Garcia, Isaiah Ortiz, Dayhana Santos, Aldo Sorcia, Chun Fung (Ronex) Tse, Shadiq Williams, and Steven Mejas were all part of the Fast-Tracked Urban Investigation in 2011.

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Students from  Fast Trash

Students from Fast Trash

CUP worked with students from the Child School on a project about Roosevelt Island’s pneumatic garbage disposal ... more

Students from Fast Trash

CUP worked with students from the Child School on a project about Roosevelt Island’s pneumatic garbage disposal system. Those students were: José Benítez, Charlie Brister-Ramírez, Freddy Domenech, James Patrick Escalante, Avery Fennick, Isaack Nudell, Matt Patterson, Stephen Purk, Isaiah Reed.

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Ariel Fausto

Ariel Fausto

Ariel Fausto is a partner at the nationally-recognized design firm H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture.  As a design ... more

Ariel Fausto

Ariel Fausto is a partner at the nationally-recognized design firm H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture.  As a design leader specializing in architecture for the arts, culture and public space, Ariel is interested in design that connects people to the arts, their community and each other.  From Lincoln Center Theater’s new LCT3 to a new maritime museum in Biloxi Mississippi, Ariel spearheads some of the firm’s most ambitious projects.  He studied Environmental Design as an undergraduate at Texas A&M University, and went on to receive a Masters of Architecture from MIT.

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Hatuey Ramos Fermín

Hatuey Ramos Fermín

Hatuey Ramos Fermín is an educator and multimedia artist who uses photography, video, installation, ... more

Hatuey Ramos Fermín

Hatuey Ramos Fermín is an educator and multimedia artist who uses photography, video, installation, graphics, performance, intervention, maps, sounds, and social and curatorial practices to creatively investigate issues related to urban space. His work is informed by the documentary and the fine arts.

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Stephen Fiehn

Stephen Fiehn

Stephen Fiehn is an artist from Chicago, now based in Brooklyn, working in collaboration, performance, sound, visual art, ... more

Stephen Fiehn

Stephen Fiehn is an artist from Chicago, now based in Brooklyn, working in collaboration, performance, sound, visual art, and writing. He co-founded the collaborative art duo Cupola Bobber in 2000 and the sound group Fessenden in 2005. Other recent collaborative projects include: Let us think of these things always. Let us speak of them never.(2010) and Testimony 2.2 (2013) with Every house has a door. His work has been shown across the U.S. and Europe.  Most recently, Stephen worked with CUP and the Academy of Urban Planning on a two week class consisting of a series of micro-investigations viewing federal, state, and city governments through the businesses and streets of a small area in Brooklyn, NY. The class culminated with the production of a booklet titled Field Guide to Federalism: Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York in collaboration with designer Jennifer Korff.

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Students from  Field Guide to Federalism

Students from Field Guide to Federalism

Students from the Academy for Urban Planning in Mr. Sandoval’s 9th grade US History class worked with CUP on Field ... more

Students from Field Guide to Federalism

Students from the Academy for Urban Planning in Mr. Sandoval’s 9th grade US History class worked with CUP on Field Guide to Federalism

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 Fifth Avenue Committee

Fifth Avenue Committee

Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization in lower Park Slope and South ... more

Fifth Avenue Committee

Fifth Avenue Committee, Inc. (FAC) is a not-for-profit, community-based organization in lower Park Slope and South Brooklyn. FAC’s mission is to advance social and economic justice in South Brooklyn. They develop and manage affordable housing and community facilities, create economic opportunities, organize residents and workers, offer student-centered adult education and combat displacement caused by gentrification. FAC contributed to the development of What is Affordable Housing?

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Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

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

Public Access Design

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

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change