What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

The Good, Bad, and Unknown

Urban Investigations

The Good, Bad, and Unknown

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Former Interns

Kevin Park

Kevin Park

Kevin Park was CUP’s spring 2015 intern. A junior at Hunter College, he is majoring in Asian American Studies and ... more

Kevin Park

Kevin Park was CUP’s spring 2015 intern. A junior at Hunter College, he is majoring in Asian American Studies and Media Studies. Previously, he was an intern for CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities and Girls for Gender Equity. Currently, Kevin is on the Steering Committee of Gay Asian and Pacific Islander Men of NY. Born and raised in NYC, Kevin is passionate about all things related to social justice and community organizing. He loves working with video and is a self-proclaimed YouTube geek.

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Jazlyn Patricio-Archer

Jazlyn Patricio-Archer

Jazlyn was the Communications Assistant at CUP, as well as a former intern. She studied Urban Studies and Education at ... more

Jazlyn Patricio-Archer

Jazlyn was the Communications Assistant at CUP, as well as a former intern. She studied Urban Studies and Education at Stanford University. Prior to CUP, Jazlyn worked at the Diversity and First Generation Office at Stanford, where she developed a pedagogy and curriculum of diversity engagement and social justice dialogue strategies. In addition to her work at CUP, she studied at Farm School NYC working towards a certificate in Urban Agriculture. 

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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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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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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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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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Angela Starita

Angela Starita

Angela Starita is a graduate student, freelance writer and teacher. Her work has been published in The ... more

Angela Starita

Angela Starita is a graduate student, freelance writer and teacher. Her work has been published in The Architect’s Newspaper, Print, Metropolis, The New York Times, and other publications. She is interested in industrial architecture and the work of Lina Bo Bardi and other Brazilian modern architects. Angela was an intern at CUP.

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Mariel Villeré

Mariel Villeré

Mariel Villeré, former intern at CUP, focuses on the revitalization of post-industrial architecture and urban spaces ... more

Mariel Villeré

Mariel Villeré, former intern at CUP, focuses on the revitalization of post-industrial architecture and urban spaces through art, architecture, and cultural activities. Professional experience at small design studios, non-profits, and museums situates her work between disciplines. She is currently a Masters Degree candidate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture and Art and holds a BA in Architecture from Barnard College, where she first learned about CUP.

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Stephanie Whitehouse

Stephanie Whitehouse

Stephanie Whitehouse holds an undergraduate degree in Communication Design from NSCAD (Halifax) and a Master’s degree ... more

Stephanie Whitehouse

Stephanie Whitehouse holds an undergraduate degree in Communication Design from NSCAD (Halifax) and a Master’s degree in City Planning from the University of Manitoba. She is an exhibit designer at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg, Canada. She also runs a small design studio called Public Image Co, working primarily for non-profit organizations.

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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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Kristen Zeiber

Kristen Zeiber

Kristen has been a CUP fan for a few years, and was thrilled to get to intern at CUP during a gap between semesters at MIT, ... more

Kristen Zeiber

Kristen has been a CUP fan for a few years, and was thrilled to get to intern at CUP during a gap between semesters at MIT, where she is studying architecture and urbanism. Before MIT she worked in Mississippi for over 4 years at the Gulf Coast Community Design Studio, and has dabbled here and there in woodworking and design/build projects. She has an undergraduate degree in architecture, and probably too many crafty hobbies.

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Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?