Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Students from  Pay Dirt

Students from Pay Dirt

In the fall of 2013, CUP worked with students from Danielle Cardarelli’s Economics class at the Urban Assembly School ... more

Students from Pay Dirt

In the fall of 2013, CUP worked with students from Danielle Cardarelli’s Economics class at the Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice. Those students were Iqra Ahmed, Kiran Amin, Saeeda Batool, Zasica Chowdhury, Quratulain Chughtai, Zannatul Farah, Rose Flores, Sedef Iqbal, Alyssia King, Shania Lett, Aisha Loane, Sidrah Malik, Robyn Pacheco, Dulce Parra, Amna Riaz, Khadija Sarwar, Shazma Shahzad, Shaiza Shakeel, Sanya Shema, Iqra Tariq, Rasanya Taylor, Lizmarie Vazquez, Fevzie Vila, and Jazmine Williams.

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The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project of Philadelphia Legal Assistance

The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project of Philadelphia Legal Assistance

The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project (PFP) of Philadelphia Legal Assistance is a legal services program whose mission is to ... more

The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project of Philadelphia Legal Assistance

The Pennsylvania Farmworker Project (PFP) of Philadelphia Legal Assistance is a legal services program whose mission is to provide legal assistance to low-income migrant and seasonal farmworkers throughout Pennsylvania. PFP represents Pennsylvania farmworkers in matters relating to the violation of local, state, and federal employment laws, and now, through a Low Income Taxpayer Clinic grant, in tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service. A large part of PFP’s work is conducting outreach at labor camps throughout Pennsylvania to educate workers about their employment and tax rights.

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Mike Perry

Mike Perry

Mike Perry works in Brooklyn, NY, making books, magazines, newspapers, clothing, drawings, paintings, illustrations and ... more

Mike Perry

Mike Perry works in Brooklyn, NY, making books, magazines, newspapers, clothing, drawings, paintings, illustrations and teaching whenever possible. His first book, titled Hand Job and published by Princeton Architectural Press, hit the book shelves in 2006. His second book, titled Over & Over, hit the shelves in 2008. He is currently working on two new books. In 2007 he started a magazine called Untitled, that explores his current interests. He has worked with clients from New York Times Magazine, Dwell Magazine, Microsoft Zune, Urban Outfitters, eMusic, and Zoo York. In 2004 he was chosen as one of Step Magazine’s 30 under 30, as a groundbreaking illustrator by Computer Arts Projects Magazine in 2007. He received Print Magazine’s New Visual Artist award in 2008, and was chosen by the Art Directors Club as one of this years Young Guns. Doodling away night and day, Perry creates new typefaces and sundry graphics that inevitably evolve into his new work, exercising the great belief that the generating of piles is the sincerest form of creative process. His work has been seen around the world including a recent solo show in London titled “The Place between Time and Space.”

Mike was a MPP juror.

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Nicole Pivirotto

Nicole Pivirotto

Nicole Pivirotto is a designer specializing in print, interactive, identity, exhibition, motion, and whatever lies in ... more

Nicole Pivirotto

Nicole Pivirotto is a designer specializing in print, interactive, identity, exhibition, motion, and whatever lies in between. She graduated in 2011 with her MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts, and has had the pleasure of working at W. W. Norton & Company, Milton Glaser Inc., and Victoria’s Secret among others. She currently lives in Brooklyn with a chubby cat named Georgie. nicolepivirotto.com

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Maria Popova

Maria Popova

Maria Popova (@brainpicker) is the founder and editor of Brain Pickings. She writes for Wired UK, The Atlantic, and Design ... more

Maria Popova

Maria Popova (@brainpicker) is the founder and editor of Brain Pickings. She writes for Wired UK, The Atlantic, and Design Observer, among others, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow.

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Zach Postone

Zach Postone

Zach Postone is interested in neighborhood planning, community gardens, climate change politics, and technologies of the ... more

Zach Postone

Zach Postone is interested in neighborhood planning, community gardens, climate change politics, and technologies of the future.  He’s originally from Berkeley, CA, and studied Political Science and Art at Swarthmore College. As an intern at CUP, Zach was involved with several CUP projects, including “What the Cell?”, the Soda Census, and the Zoning Toolkit.

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Dave Powell

Dave Powell

Dave Powell has worked as a tenant organizer and tenant advocate for the Metropolitan Council on Housing, The Fifth Avenue ... more

Dave Powell

Dave Powell has worked as a tenant organizer and tenant advocate for the Metropolitan Council on Housing, The Fifth Avenue Committee, and Tenants & Neighbors. He is currently working on a documentary film, “It Took 50 Years: Frances Goldin and the Struggle for Cooper Square”. In 2001, CUP interviewed Dave for the “Building Codes” exhibit at the Storefront for Art in Architecture. While at the Fifth Avenue Committee, Dave collaborated with CUP on workshops about housing and land use.  These workshops utilized the first proto-type of CUP’s Affordable Housing Toolkit.

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Students from Power Trip

CUP and CUP teaching artist Sam Contis worked with students from Aviation High School in Queens on “Power ... more

Students from Power Trip

CUP and CUP teaching artist Sam Contis worked with students from Aviation High School in Queens on “Power Trip,” an Urban Investigation about NYC’s electricity infrastructure. Those students were Hubert Goncarz and BinHua Wang; and David Park from Brooklyn Technical High School.

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Maniza Pritila

Maniza Pritila

Maniza was a student at Brooklyn College Academy. She was an intern at CUP and participated in the “$ ... more

Maniza Pritila

Maniza was a student at Brooklyn College Academy. She was an intern at CUP and participated in the “$ Breakdown” Urban Investigation in the fall of 2010.  

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The Public Society

The Public Society

The Public Society is a multi-disciplinary design studio that seeks, above all else, impact. Impact for our clients, yes, ... more

The Public Society

The Public Society is a multi-disciplinary design studio that seeks, above all else, impact. Impact for our clients, yes, but also for the world at large. We are interested in using our talents to amplify voices that are often unheard but are critical to the public discourse. This is why we are keen to work with those who are interested in collaborating on world-changing and world-bettering ideas, be they commercial or not-for-profit. Making the world a cleaner, more just, and more transparent place excites us. Education excites us. What excites us most of all is collaborating with others to accomplish these goals.

The Public Society were 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellows and worked on Housing Court Help.

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Alexandra Woolsey Puffer

Alexandra Woolsey Puffer

Alexandra Woolsey Puffer is an artist-designer in New York City and principal collaborator with Publicworks Office. Her ... more

Alexandra Woolsey Puffer

Alexandra Woolsey Puffer is an artist-designer in New York City and principal collaborator with Publicworks Office. Her interests include social systems and symbolic capital.

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Kevin Pyle

Kevin Pyle

Kevin Pyle is a comic artist. His books include Blindspot, Lab U.S.A. and Prison Town. He is also a co-editor of World War ... more

Kevin Pyle

Kevin Pyle is a comic artist. His books include Blindspot, Lab U.S.A. and Prison Town. He is also a co-editor of World War 3 Illustrated, America’s longest running political comics anthology. Kevin Pyle was the teaching artist on “Prison City Comix.”

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Luna Ranjit

Luna Ranjit

Luna Ranjit is the co-founder and Executive Director of Adhikaar. She has over ten years of experience in organizing, ... more

Luna Ranjit

Luna Ranjit is the co-founder and Executive Director of Adhikaar. She has over ten years of experience in organizing, activism, and participatory action research in the US and South Asia. Prior to Adhikaar, she worked at Andolan, APICHA, and New Voices National Fellowship Program. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Grinnell College, and a master’s degree in public and international affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She regularly appears on print and broadcast media on issues related to workers’ rights, language access, and the needs of the emerging Nepali-speaking community. She currently lives in Jackson Heights, Queens.

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The Red Hook Community Justice Center

The Red Hook Community Justice Center

The Red Hook Community Justice Center is the nation’s first multi-jurisdictional community court. Operating since ... more

The Red Hook Community Justice Center

The Red Hook Community Justice Center is the nation’s first multi-jurisdictional community court. Operating since 2000, the Justice Center seeks to solve neighborhood problems using a coordinated response. At Red Hook, a single judge hears neighborhood cases that under ordinary circumstances would go to three different courts. Instead, residents and justice system partners alike have access to an array of services – under one roof – to help improve local quality of life. The Justice Center is a project of the Center for Court Innovation, an independent public-private partnership that works to promote institutional change and new ways of thinking about justice. The Justice Center worked with CUP on Rent, Rights, Repairs, a foldout guide to housing court for public housing residents.

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David Reinfurt

David Reinfurt

David Reinfurt is an independent graphic designer and writer in New York City. He graduated from the University of North ... more

David Reinfurt

David Reinfurt is an independent graphic designer and writer in New York City. He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1993 and received an MFA from Yale University in 1999. On the first business day of 2000, David formed O-R-G inc., a flexible graphic design practice composed of a constantly shifting network of collaborators. Together with graphic designer Stuart Bailey, David established Dexter Sinister in 2006 — a workshop in the basement at 38 Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side in New York City. The workshop is intended to model a Just-In-Time economy of print production, running counter to the contemporary assembly-line realities of large-scale publishing. This involves avoiding waste by working on-demand, utilizing local cheap machinery, considering alternate distribution strategies, and collapsing distinctions of editing, design, production and distribution into one efficient activity. Dexter Sinister published the semi-annual arts magazine Dot Dot Dot from 2006-2011 and is currently regathering under a new umbrella project called The Serving Library. David is 2010 United States Artists Rockefeller Fellow in Architecture and Design and currently teaches at Princeton University.

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Aaron Reiss

Aaron Reiss

Aaron grew up in a coastal town in Southern California. He studied Urban Planning and Environmental Studies at Yale, where ... more

Aaron Reiss

Aaron grew up in a coastal town in Southern California. He studied Urban Planning and Environmental Studies at Yale, where he fell in love with using the visual arts as a means for exploring the places we inhabit and for talking about fascinating and important social issues. Right now, he lives in Chinatown, Manhattan where he works as a freelance journalist and cartographer.

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Elma Relihan

Elma Relihan

Elma Relihan is a Graphic Designer with a passion for storytelling. Born and raised in Ireland before moving to the UK to ... more

Elma Relihan

Elma Relihan is a Graphic Designer with a passion for storytelling. Born and raised in Ireland before moving to the UK to further her education, she completed an MA in Graphic Design at the London College of Communication. Since then she moved to NYC to broaden her scope and take on new and exciting opportunities with a move into film. She hopes to use her experience thus far to create awareness around social issues with stories that ignite people’s imagination and curiosity. She has won several design awards and loves to collaborate with youths to help them recognize their potential to create change. Her passion lies in harnessing the power of art in its many mediums to start a dialogue. Her inspiration includes varied artists and filmmakers, Ai Weiwei, Banksy, Picasso, Ken Loach, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pedro Almodóvar and Carsten Höller.

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 Remás

Remás

Remás is a Brooklyn organization that helps immigrants understand their financial choices and improve their ... more

Remás

Remás is a Brooklyn organization that helps immigrants understand their financial choices and improve their options for achieving financial prosperity.

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 Resilience Advocacy Project

Resilience Advocacy Project

Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) empowers youth to become leaders in the fight to end poverty. RAP combines youth ... more

Resilience Advocacy Project

Resilience Advocacy Project (RAP) empowers youth to become leaders in the fight to end poverty. RAP combines youth leadership programs with system-level advocacy initiatives in order to build resilience in youth and increase their voice in civic and social justice efforts.

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 Retail Action Project

Retail Action Project

RAP is an organization of retail workers dedicated to improving opportunities and workplace standards in the retail ... more

Retail Action Project

RAP is an organization of retail workers dedicated to improving opportunities and workplace standards in the retail industry. RAP’s growing membership network of 3,000 retail workers is an industry voice for workers across the industry, ranging from bargain chains to high-end department stores. Together with community and labor allies, RAP members are impacting retailers’ labor practices and the public policies that affect their lives. RAP supports retail workers’ path towards career security through job training, services and workplace organizing. Retail Action Project is working with CUP on a video about scheduling practices in the retail industry.

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SERVE!

Public Access Design

SERVE!

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!