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The Internet is Serious Business

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The Longshore Worker’s Coalition

The Longshore Worker’s Coalition

The Longshore Worker’s Coalition (LWC) is a movement of ILA members and retirees organizing to build a stronger and ... more

The Longshore Worker’s Coalition

The Longshore Worker’s Coalition (LWC) is a movement of ILA members and retirees organizing to build a stronger and more democratic longshore union. They have ports up and down the East and Gulf Coasts. They were partners with CUP on The Cargo Chain MPP.

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 Thumb

Thumb

Thumb is a graphic design office that works on both commissioned and speculative projects, usually in the areas of ... more

Thumb

Thumb is a graphic design office that works on both commissioned and speculative projects, usually in the areas of architecture and urbanism. They collaborated with CUP on The Cargo Chain MPP.

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Rosten Woo

Rosten Woo

Rosten Woo is a cultural producer living in Los Angeles. He makes work that helps people understand complex systems and ... more

Rosten Woo

Rosten Woo is a cultural producer living in Los Angeles. He makes work that helps people understand complex systems and participate in group decision-making. He produces that work in partnership with local and national groups ranging from the American Human Development Project to the East Los Angeles Community Corporation. His work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial, the New Museum, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Netherlands Architectural Institute, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, on the internet, and in various public housing developments, tugboats, shopping malls, and parks in New York City and Los Angeles. His first book, “Street Value,” was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010. He is co-founder and former executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). His website: www.wehavenoart.net

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Nupur Mathur

Nupur Mathur

Nupur Mathur is a Brooklyn based digital media artist, designer and educator. She works at the intersection of social ... more

Nupur Mathur

Nupur Mathur is a Brooklyn based digital media artist, designer and educator. She works at the intersection of social practice art, research and visual media. In her work she uses archives both analog and digital to create works that reveal hidden histories, complicate myths and challenge our assumptions around borders, femininity, sexuality and identity. As a designer she works with individuals, cultural or academic institutions on large multimedia projects and exhibitions that bring awareness or criticality to the challenging social issues of our times. As an educator she works with young people to use art and design to tell stories using a variety of media such as video, photo, collage, and drawing.

Nupur is founding member of the artist collective ‘Radha May,’ and an alumna of the Rhode Island School of design with an MFA in Digital + Media.

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Jenn Anne Williams

Jenn Anne Williams

Jenn was CUP’s Youth Education Program Manager. At the ripe age of two when she wasn’t running barefoot ... more

Jenn Anne Williams

Jenn was CUP’s Youth Education Program Manager. At the ripe age of two when she wasn’t running barefoot through the garden, Jenn began the lifelong pursuit of creative expression. A native born Hoosier, Jenn earned a liberal arts degree at Hanover College and followed her passion of design to Japan and Germany. With a combined love of the creative process, symbolism, and a strong belief in the influential power of art, Jenn earned her Masters in Art Therapy from New York University. She developed programs that used art as a tool for understanding and communication with youths at Ramapo for Children, the Foundation for Sustainable Development in India, Creative Arts Workshops for Kids, Free Arts NYC, and the Children’s Museum of the Arts, to name a few.

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Helki Frantzen

Helki Frantzen

Helki Frantzen received her BFA and MFA degrees from Bard College. For the last five years, she has worked as a teaching ... more

Helki Frantzen

Helki Frantzen received her BFA and MFA degrees from Bard College. For the last five years, she has worked as a teaching artist and filmmaker, creating educational and collaborative new media projects with teens in Brooklyn, working with organizations such as the NYC Parks and Recreation department, Adobe Youth Voices and the Center for Urban Pedagogy.  She worked as a teaching artist with CUP to produce “The Internet is Serious Business” and “What the Cell?”

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Students from  Internet is Serious Business

Students from Internet is Serious Business

Kristian Roberts, Joanna Pajuelo, Darnell Lubin, and Brian Garrido, all from City-as-School, collaborated with CUP and ... more

Students from Internet is Serious Business

Kristian Roberts, Joanna Pajuelo, Darnell Lubin, and Brian Garrido, all from City-as-School, collaborated with CUP and Helki Frantzen on “The Internet is Serious Business.”

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Valeria Mogilevich

Valeria Mogilevich

Valeria is a visual storyteller who creates tools for participation in collaboration with social justice organizations. She ... more

Valeria Mogilevich

Valeria is a visual storyteller who creates tools for participation in collaboration with social justice organizations. She also consults with cultural institutions, education non-profits, and others on community engagement and youth education. Valeria was formerly the Deputy Director of CUP, where over the course of eight years she created popular education tools with community-based organizations and developed curricula to help public high school students change the way the see their own neighborhoods. She has shared her thoughts on project-based learning, collaboration, and design for social impact at places like the New Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt, Pratt Institute, and institutions from Indianapolis to Rotterdam. Valeria holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Modern Culture and Media.

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Rosten Woo

Rosten Woo

Rosten Woo is a cultural producer living in Los Angeles. He makes work that helps people understand complex systems and ... more

Rosten Woo

Rosten Woo is a cultural producer living in Los Angeles. He makes work that helps people understand complex systems and participate in group decision-making. He produces that work in partnership with local and national groups ranging from the American Human Development Project to the East Los Angeles Community Corporation. His work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial, the New Museum, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Netherlands Architectural Institute, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, on the internet, and in various public housing developments, tugboats, shopping malls, and parks in New York City and Los Angeles. His first book, “Street Value,” was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010. He is co-founder and former executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). His website: www.wehavenoart.net

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Christine Gaspar

Christine Gaspar

Christine is the Executive Director of CUP. She has over fifteen years of experience in community design. Prior to joining ... more

Christine Gaspar

Christine is the Executive Director of CUP. She has over fifteen years of experience in community design. Prior to joining CUP, she was Assistant Director of the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio in Biloxi, Mississippi, where she provided architectural design and city planning services to low-income communities recovering from Hurricane Katrina. In 2012, she was identified as one of the “Public Interest Design 100.” She holds Masters in Architecture and in City Planning from MIT, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.

She’s been a CUP fan since 2001, and a staff member since 2009.

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Anusha Venkataraman

Anusha Venkataraman

Anusha Venkataraman is an urban planner, writer, artist, and activist. She is presently the Director of the Green Light ... more

Anusha Venkataraman

Anusha Venkataraman is an urban planner, writer, artist, and activist. She is presently the Director of the Green Light District initiative at El Puente, a community human rights institution in Brooklyn, NY. She has worked with numerous community groups in local organizing efforts, and as a visual artist both individually and with collectives. In 2010, she edited Intractable Democracy: Fifty Years of Community-Based Planning, a book celebrating New York City’s legacy of grassroots neighborhood-based activism. Anusha was the Youth and Outreach Director at the Steel Yard in Providence, Rhode Island. She holds a master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Pratt Institute, and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Brown University. She served on a 2013 Public Access Design jury.

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Maggie Acevedo and Edwin Rodriguez

Maggie Acevedo and Edwin Rodriguez

Maggie Acevedo and Edwin Rodriguez, from City-as-School, were part of the Water Underground crew in 2006. 

Maggie Acevedo and Edwin Rodriguez

Maggie Acevedo and Edwin Rodriguez, from City-as-School, were part of the Water Underground crew in 2006. 

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Ruben Arroyo

Ruben Arroyo

Ruben Arroyo, from City-as-School, was part of the Water Underground crew in 2006.

Ruben Arroyo

Ruben Arroyo, from City-as-School, was part of the Water Underground crew in 2006.

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Sean Kelleher and Danny Aviles

Sean Kelleher and Danny Aviles

Sean Kelleher and Danny Aviles, from City-As-School, were part of the Water Underground crew in 2006. 

Sean Kelleher and Danny Aviles

Sean Kelleher and Danny Aviles, from City-As-School, were part of the Water Underground crew in 2006. 

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Valeria Mogilevich

Valeria Mogilevich

Valeria is a visual storyteller who creates tools for participation in collaboration with social justice organizations. She ... more

Valeria Mogilevich

Valeria is a visual storyteller who creates tools for participation in collaboration with social justice organizations. She also consults with cultural institutions, education non-profits, and others on community engagement and youth education. Valeria was formerly the Deputy Director of CUP, where over the course of eight years she created popular education tools with community-based organizations and developed curricula to help public high school students change the way the see their own neighborhoods. She has shared her thoughts on project-based learning, collaboration, and design for social impact at places like the New Museum, the Cooper-Hewitt, Pratt Institute, and institutions from Indianapolis to Rotterdam. Valeria holds a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University in Modern Culture and Media.

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Damon Rich

Damon Rich

Damon Rich is a designer, artist, and the founder of CUP. In his exhibitions, graphic works, and events, sometimes produced ... more

Damon Rich

Damon Rich is a designer, artist, and the founder of CUP. In his exhibitions, graphic works, and events, sometimes produced in collaboration with young people and community-based organizations, Rich creates fantastical spaces for imagining the physical and social transformation of the world. His work represented the United States at the 2008 Venice Architecture Biennale, and has been exhibited at PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, Storefront for Art and Architecture, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, and the Netherlands Architecture Institute. In 1997, he founded CUP, and was Executive Director for 10 years. Damon currently serves as the Urban Designer for the City of Newark, New Jersey, where he leads design efforts with public and private actors to improve the city’s public spaces.

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Rosten Woo

Rosten Woo

Rosten Woo is a cultural producer living in Los Angeles. He makes work that helps people understand complex systems and ... more

Rosten Woo

Rosten Woo is a cultural producer living in Los Angeles. He makes work that helps people understand complex systems and participate in group decision-making. He produces that work in partnership with local and national groups ranging from the American Human Development Project to the East Los Angeles Community Corporation. His work has been exhibited at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Triennial, the New Museum, the Venice Architecture Biennale, Netherlands Architectural Institute, the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, on the internet, and in various public housing developments, tugboats, shopping malls, and parks in New York City and Los Angeles. His first book, “Street Value,” was published by Princeton Architectural Press in 2010. He is co-founder and former executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP). His website: www.wehavenoart.net

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Amber Yared

Amber Yared

Amber Yared is an artist and educator. She received a BFA in Studio Art and Art History from Concordia University in ... more

Amber Yared

Amber Yared is an artist and educator. She received a BFA in Studio Art and Art History from Concordia University in Montreal, a BEd from OISE/UT in Toronto, and an MAAE from SAIC in Chicago. She has experience in museum education, community arts, and high schools. In 2006 she interned with CUP and worked on The Water Underground and What’s Poppin’ at Fulton Mall.

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Kate Zidar

Kate Zidar

Kate Zidar is an Environmental Planner with a professional focus on solid waste, open space, urban agriculture and ... more

Kate Zidar

Kate Zidar is an Environmental Planner with a professional focus on solid waste, open space, urban agriculture and stormwater management. As Executive Director of the Newtown Creek Alliance, she works to strike a balance between waterfront access, environmental health and economic development for the city’s most polluted waterway and one of it’s strongest centers for manufacturing and industrial jobs. Kate serves as Chairperson of the Steering Committee for the Stormwater Infrastructure Matters (S.W.I.M.) Coalition, an organization dedicated to ensuring swimmable, fishable waters around New York City through Green Infrastructure. Kate is CUP’s biggest fan.

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Christy Herbes

Christy Herbes

Christy is CUP’s Youth Education Program Director. Before CUP, she worked at Brooklyn Community Arts & Media ... more

Christy Herbes

Christy is CUP’s Youth Education Program Director. Before CUP, she worked at Brooklyn Community Arts & Media High School, a small public school dedicated to empowering youth through an art, media, and technology-enriched curriculum. There, she was a founding staff member and the Art Department Chair. During her 9 years as a classroom educator, Christy worked with youth to use art as a critical thinking tool, engaging them with local and global issues. Christy holds a Masters in Art Education from NYU and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Guilford College.

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Sam Holleran

Sam Holleran

Is an artist, designer, and writer. Sam was CUP’s Communications Coordinator from 2011 to 2014. He attended the the ... more

Sam Holleran

Is an artist, designer, and writer. Sam was CUP’s Communications Coordinator from 2011 to 2014. He attended the the Cooper Union where he was the recipient of the Herb Lubalin Fellowship for Typography and the Benjamin Menschel Fellowship for Creative Inquiry. Sam has worked extensively in printmaking; his fields of interest include: photogravure, letterpress, Ukiyo-e, and silkscreen.

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students from There's No Business Like Small Business

students from There’s No Business Like Small Business

Students from the School for Legal Studies in class worked with CUP and Teaching Artist Sam Holleran on an Urban ... more

students from There’s No Business Like Small Business

Students from the School for Legal Studies in class worked with CUP and Teaching Artist Sam Holleran on an Urban Investigation that investigated the future of small businesses in NYC

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Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

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Figuring Out Health Insurance

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