I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

 Minkwon Center for Community Action

Minkwon Center for Community Action

MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community ... more

Minkwon Center for Community Action

MinKwon Center for Community Action was established in 1984 to meet the needs and concerns of the Korean American community through immigrant rights and political empowerment. MinKwon Center has emerged as a leading organization in building a sustained community for marginalized individuals, including recent immigrants, minorities, low-income residents, limited English proficient persons, elderly and youth.

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Denise Miranda

Denise Miranda

Denise Miranda is the Managing Director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, shaping its research, ... more

Denise Miranda

Denise Miranda is the Managing Director of the Safety Net Project at the Urban Justice Center, shaping its research, advocacy, and litigation agenda. Born and raised in the Bronx, Ms. Miranda is a member of the New York State Bar as well as admitted to the Southern and Eastern Federal District Courts. She serves on the Board of Directors at Union Community Health Center and the Community Services Association and is an outspoken advocate in the fight against economic inequality.

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Manuel Miranda

Manuel Miranda

Manuel Miranda is designer and owner at MMP manuelmiranda.info, a critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art, and ... more

Manuel Miranda

Manuel Miranda is designer and owner at MMP manuelmiranda.info, a critic in graphic design at the Yale School of Art, and an AIGA New York board member. MMP’s current work includes identities, exhibitions, websites, and publications for the Center for Architecture, City of New York, Metropolis Magazine, the Nike Foundation, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center at The New School, and Van Alen Institute. Prior to establishing his own practice, Manuel was an art director at 2×4, Inc. and a designer at Brand Integration Group at Ogilvy and Mather. He earned his M.F.A. in graphic design from the Yale School of art and B.A. from The Evergreen State College. Manuel is working with CUP on the upcoming Banks on the Fringe MPP.

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Teresa  Miró

Teresa Miró

Teresa Miró is an artist and educator from Spain. She earned her BFA in Image Arts from the Universidad Complutense ... more

Teresa Miró

Teresa Miró is an artist and educator from Spain. She earned her BFA in Image Arts from the Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain, and her MFA in Intermedia from Arizona State University. She in interested in collaborative teaching and art making practices, arts integration, and using art as a tool for giving visibility, healing, making connections, researching, and creating meaning. Recently relocated to New York City, her work has been exhibited and presented at different national and international venues, and she has taught in universities, nonprofits, community colleges, cultural centers, libraries and other organizations of Spain, Phoenix, Washington State, Chicago and New York.

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Lize Mogel

Lize Mogel

Lize Mogel is an artist who works with the interstices between art and cultural geography. She has mapped public parks in ... more

Lize Mogel

Lize Mogel is an artist who works with the interstices between art and cultural geography. She has mapped public parks in Los Angeles, future territorial disputes in the Arctic, and wastewater economies in NYC. She is co-editor of the book/map collection “An Atlas of Radical Cartography”. Her individual and collaborative work has been shown internationally including at the Sharjah and Pittsburgh Biennials, in “Greater New York” and “Experimental Geography”. She is also a grantwriter and development consultant, fundraising for art and social justice organizations for almost a decade. She has worked for CUP since August 2005.

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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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Ron Morrison

Ron Morrison

Ron Morrison is a curious amalgam: both amateur cartographer and print media enthusiast, June Jordan devotee and lover of ... more

Ron Morrison

Ron Morrison is a curious amalgam: both amateur cartographer and print media enthusiast, June Jordan devotee and lover of lab coats. He attended the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign with a background in Chemistry, Psychology and Gender Studies. For the past four years he had been working in New Orleans creating popular education pedagogies using art and design to demystify processes of attaining and preserving housing. He believes that people should have full participatory access to shaping their cities and communities and sees design as a medium for creating knowledge and deconstructing discursive power paradigms. He is currently a graduate student in the Design and Urban Ecologies program at Parsons the New School for Design.

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Aska Mukuti

Aska Mukuti

Aska is CUP’s 2018 Fellow for Change in Design. After graduating from Boston University with a BFA in graphic design, ... more

Aska Mukuti

Aska is CUP’s 2018 Fellow for Change in Design. After graduating from Boston University with a BFA in graphic design, she returned to her roots in the Bay Area to teach and tutor students through a local nonprofit. She loved creating individualized worksheets and activities to help engage her students and build their academic confidence. The experience augmented her interests in design as a tool for social impact, and it led her to move from California to New York to intern for IDEO.org as a Communications Designer. Aska is looking forward to combining her passions for design, teaching, and public service to foster community engagement and learn more about the local issues that affect New York’s diverse residents. As a directionally-challenged newbie to the city, she enjoys walking around to search for the best Caribbean and Jamaican food (the spicier, the better) in her new neighborhood of Crown Heights.

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Silas Munro

Silas Munro

Silas Munro is Chair of the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. His mission is in service of ... more

Silas Munro

Silas Munro is Chair of the MFA Program in Graphic Design at Vermont College of Fine Arts. His mission is in service of beautiful, smart design with empathy for humanity. 

Before his current practice, Munro was Design Director at Housing Works in New York, Designer-In-Residence at NC State and Design Fellow at the Walker in Minneapolis. He holds a MFA and BFA in Graphic Design from CalArts and RISD, respectively. 

Based in Miami, Munro’s From the Desk of: creates design for varied audiences across media that has won awards from ADC, AIGA, Print and SAPPI Ideas that Matter. Silas’ writing about design has been published by GOOD, SpeakUp and the Walker.

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Aubrey  Murdock

Aubrey Murdock

Aubrey Murdock is a graduate of the Design & Urban Ecologies program at Parsons The New School (M.S.) and Columbia ... more

Aubrey Murdock

Aubrey Murdock is a graduate of the Design & Urban Ecologies program at Parsons The New School (M.S.) and Columbia College (B.A., Film Production). She focuses on the role of transdisciplinary media and design within civic education and involvement. Her most recent work includes a short film outlining a history of discriminatory planning policies in the United States and University of Orange’s long term site-based oral history project: Hidden Treasure of Our Orange. She is currently researching collaborative natural resource management and remediation projects in her home state of Wyoming.

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Students from Museumopolis

Students from Museumopolis

CUP, Dia:Beacon, and CUP teaching artist Katarzyna Balug worked with students from Dutchess County on a project to find out ... more

Students from Museumopolis

CUP, Dia:Beacon, and CUP teaching artist Katarzyna Balug worked with students from Dutchess County on a project to find out the role of the museum in a city. Those students were Mary Akinmola, Ira Cekici, Jazhane Crockett, Curtis Eckley, Catherine Felton, Zachary Gacer, Sean Grogan, Jazlen Mason, Michelle Moynihan, Rachel O’Mara, Elisabeth Olivencia, Patrick Roa, Aurora Saradjian, Adrianna Simmons, and Airika Yee.

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Nontsikelelo Mutiti

Nontsikelelo Mutiti

Nontsikelelo Mutiti is a Zimbabwean-born artist and educator working across disciplines to produce work that occupies the ... more

Nontsikelelo Mutiti

Nontsikelelo Mutiti is a Zimbabwean-born artist and educator working across disciplines to produce work that occupies the forms of fine art, design and social practice. Mutiti received a diploma in Multimedia from the Zimbabwe Institute of Vigital Arts (2007) and an MFA with a concentration in Graphic Design from Yale School of Art (2012). As well as producing self initiated work and collaborative design commissions Mutiti currently holds position in the New Media Department at Purchase College and is a co-founder of the Zimbabwe Cultural Centre in Detroit. She was the teaching artist for the City Studies “Voters Rule”.

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Kristen  Myers

Kristen Myers

Kristen Myers is a communications designer, design educator, and dog lady living in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently a ... more

Kristen Myers

Kristen Myers is a communications designer, design educator, and dog lady living in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently a Senior Graphic Designer at the NYC Department of Design and Construction, Thesis Advisor at Pratt Institute, and Visiting Lecturer at Rutgers University-Newark. She holds a BFA in Graphic Design from Miami University and an MFA in Communications Design from Pratt Institute. Her work has been recognized by 50 Books | 50 Covers, Print Regional Design Annual, Graphis Design Annual, Core77 Design Awards, and featured by TIME, GOOD, Complex, Hypebeast, and Paste Magazine, among others. She likes people, design, and staying up too late on the internet. 

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Momoe Narazaki

Momoe Narazaki

Momoe Narazaki is a designer and illustrator. She is from Saitama which is next to Tokyo in Japan. She likes making stuff ... more

Momoe Narazaki

Momoe Narazaki is a designer and illustrator. She is from Saitama which is next to Tokyo in Japan. She likes making stuff which is not too intellectual but joyful, invigorating, simple almost elementary.

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Heidi Neilson

Heidi Neilson

Heidi Neilson is an artist addressing topics such as weather, fake snow, and the debris in earth’s orbit. Her work, ... more

Heidi Neilson

Heidi Neilson is an artist addressing topics such as weather, fake snow, and the debris in earth’s orbit. Her work, often collaborative and publishing-based, has been supported by the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Center for Book Arts, The Drawing Center, I-Park, the International Print Center New York, the Islip Art Museum, Kala Art Institute, LMCC, the Lower East Side Printshop, Provisions Library, the Queens Museum of Art, Visual Studies Workshop, and Women’s Studio Workshop. She is a member of the ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative, co-founded SP Weather Station, and her work is included in over 60 museum and university collections. As a teaching artist with CUP, she explored air quality with middle school students in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, to produce ‘Air It Out.’

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Oliver Neumann

Oliver Neumann

Oliver Neumann is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of ... more

Oliver Neumann

Oliver Neumann is an Associate Professor at the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. At UBC, he is also an Associate Chair of Wood Building Design and Construction.

Oliver Neumann’s research focuses on the role of digital technology in the building process and in broader speculations of emerging material culture. His research, including design-build projects, explores contemporary fabrication technologies, mass-customization processes, and their implications for design concepts, design methodology, and construction processes.

Oliver Neumann developed an exhibition layout and concept, and designed and fabricated exhibition display units for The Programmable City – Building Codes (with Mari Fujita and Damon Rich) at the Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, NY, in 2001.

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 New Economy Project

New Economy Project

New Economy Project (NEP) is a resource and advocacy center for community groups in New York City. Its mission is to ... more

New Economy Project

New Economy Project (NEP) is a resource and advocacy center for community groups in New York City. Its mission is to promote community economic justice and to eliminate discriminatory economic practices that harm communities and perpetuate inequality and poverty. NEP employs multiple strategies – including community outreach and education, advocacy, coalition organizing, policy research and analysis, media outreach, technical support for community groups, and direct legal services – to expand access to fair and affordable credit and financial services needed to develop and sustain healthy and safe communities. NEP will be worked with CUP on the Change It Up! MPP.

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 New Settlement's Bronx Helpers

New Settlement’s Bronx Helpers

Students from New Settlement’s Bronx Helpers collaborated with CUP and Jonathan Bogarín on Bodega Down Bronx. 

New Settlement’s Bronx Helpers

Students from New Settlement’s Bronx Helpers collaborated with CUP and Jonathan Bogarín on Bodega Down Bronx. 

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 New York City Environmental Fund

New York City Environmental Fund

The New York City Environmental Fund was established in 1994 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation ... more

New York City Environmental Fund

The New York City Environmental Fund was established in 1994 by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the Hudson River Foundation to foster active community stewardship of waterways, shorelines, parklands and open spaces in and around New York City.

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 New York Foundation

New York Foundation

is a steadfast supporter of community organizing and advocacy. Their grants support community-initiated solutions to solve ... more

New York Foundation

is a steadfast supporter of community organizing and advocacy. Their grants support community-initiated solutions to solve local problems, constituents mobilizing for adequate and equitable resources, and groups organizing a collective voice among those whose voices have not been heard.

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If You Can Make It Here...

Urban Investigations

If You Can Make It Here...

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Urban Investigations

Stand Clear of the Rising Fares

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs