What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Technical Assistance

Dick & Rick: A Visual Primer for Social Impact Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Public Access Design

Don't Trash NYC!

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

David Frisco

David Frisco

David Frisco is a designer and educator in New York City. He holds an MFA from Yale School of Art. He is on the executive ... more

David Frisco

David Frisco is a designer and educator in New York City. He holds an MFA from Yale School of Art. He is on the executive board for AIGA/NY. He is the principal of DFD: David Frisco Design, a small design practice with an emphasis on clients with social, cultural and environmental purpose. David is an Adjunct Professor at Pratt Institute. He teaches in both the Undergraduate and Graduate Communications Design department. David formed IntraCollaborative: a design collective comprised of four former Pratt MFA students focused on socially responsible design. IntraCollaborative worked on the Rent Regulation Rights Making Policy Public project with CUP and CAAAV. The project has gone on to be translated into Spanish for both New York and San Francisco residents, and most recently has been awarded a Sappi: Ideas That Matters grant which funded the 2015 MTA Subway poster campaign.

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Naoki Fujita

Naoki Fujita

Naoki Fujita has worked on “The Water Underground.”

Naoki Fujita

Naoki Fujita has worked on “The Water Underground.”

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Mari Fujita

Mari Fujita

Mari Fujita is trained as an architect. She is currently researching cultural and design practice in settlement-formation ... more

Mari Fujita

Mari Fujita is trained as an architect. She is currently researching cultural and design practice in settlement-formation in disaster areas. As a founding member of SpaceAgency, Mari is also involved with projects that “make space for knowledge and discussion of architecture in the public realm”. Mari Fujita has worked on Building Codes.

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Students from  Funky Fresh

Students from Funky Fresh

Students from the CUNY College Now program at Hostos Community College collaborated with CUP and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin on ... more

Students from Funky Fresh

Students from the CUNY College Now program at Hostos Community College collaborated with CUP and Hatuey Ramos-Fermin on “Funky Fresh”. Those students were: Marberd Bernard, Brando Campos, Shanty Castillo, Misael Castro, Lissette De Jesus, Richard Heard, Isiah Jaime, Brandon Khirodhar, Inés Loja, Marimar Mantuano, Gregory Feliz Moquete, Xavier Pérez, Claudia Ramirez, Shimu Siddika, Chavonne Stokes, Katherine Taveras, and Nicole Ureña

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 Garbage Problems team

Garbage Problems team

The students from City-As-School who participated in “Garbage Problems” were Brandon Rivera, Danny ... more

Garbage Problems team

The students from City-As-School who participated in “Garbage Problems” were Brandon Rivera, Danny Poutchkov, Elizabeth Sanchez, Francisco Simon, Geneva Eddy, Justyna Judycka, and Lemar White

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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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Isaac Gertman

Isaac Gertman

Isaac Gertman is principal of The Independent Group (US), a multi­-disciplinary design practice that collaborates with ... more

Isaac Gertman

Isaac Gertman is principal of The Independent Group (US), a multi­-disciplinary design practice that collaborates with diverse individuals, organizations, and commercial clients to create distinctive work that establishes meaningful, lasting connections with audiences. In addition, Isaac is among the full­time faculty at Maryland Institute College of Art and is the Design Fellow at The Wassaic Project, in New York. Isaac’s work has been recognized by the AIGA and Society of Publication Designers. Isaac earned an MFA at the Rhode Island School of Design and a BFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art.

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Students from  Get Money

Students from Get Money

CUP and CUP teaching artist Becky Slogeris worked with students from College Now at Hostos on “Get Money”, a ... more

Students from Get Money

CUP and CUP teaching artist Becky Slogeris worked with students from College Now at Hostos on “Get Money”, a City Studies project on financial aid. Those students were: Atreyu Aguilar, Elizabeth Samaroo, Junisha Tavarez, Ebony Lowery, Oscar Przezdziecki, Qiqi Mei, Ashlee Kelly, Pei Jun, Amory Gregory, Suilong Luo, Tamera Imhiavan, Alexis Mcdowell, Sanasa Kaba, Dacia Duncan, Dahlia Hatab, Ava Bryan, and Destiny Serulle 

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Rosa  Gil

Rosa Gil

Rosa Gil was an intern at CUP in 2016. Rosa enjoys going to the library, morning walks to the park, spending time with her ... more

Rosa Gil

Rosa Gil was an intern at CUP in 2016. Rosa enjoys going to the library, morning walks to the park, spending time with her family, gaining new experiences, and learning about different aspects of society. Based on her interest in teaching and medicine, Rosa aspires to be a doctor. 

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Laura Giraudo

Laura Giraudo

Laura Giraudo is an Art Director and Graphic Designer from Argentina, living and working in NYC.Born in ... more

Laura Giraudo

Laura Giraudo is an Art Director and Graphic Designer from Argentina, living and working in NYC.Born in Tucumán, she majored as Graphic Designer at the Universidad de Buenos Aires, where she also taught the subjects Typography, Editorial and Graphic Design. After finishing her studies she established her own studio and then moved to Milan, Italy to complete a Visual Design Master Course at the Scuola Politecnica di Design (SPD).Through the years she has collaborated with different brands such asLAN, Greenpeace, GREY, Kraft Foods, Camelbak, the Center of Urban Pedagogy and Random House, among others, and artists like Lucía Cuba and Irving Flores.She’s currently the Creative Director and partner at Bardo Ind., a graphic design studio based in Brooklyn, NY.

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 GOLES

GOLES

GOLES is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since ... more

GOLES

GOLES is a neighborhood housing and preservation organization that has served the Lower East Side of Manhattan since 1977. Through our direct services, we serve over 2,000 families each year, and thousands more through our organizing and training and education work. We work locally, city-wide, and nationally with our allies to build solidarity and collective power to fight against the issues that oppress us and to create the world we want to see. GOLES has collaborated on Public Housing Television (PHTV) and the Affordable Housing Toolkit.

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Priscilla Gonzalez

Priscilla Gonzalez

Priscilla González has over 10 years of experience working to build power among immigrant communities of color ... more

Priscilla Gonzalez

Priscilla González has over 10 years of experience working to build power among immigrant communities of color in NYC. Until 2012, she had the honor to serve as the Executive Director of Domestic Workers United, bringing the historic fight for the nation’s first Domestic Workers Bill of Rights to a close and successfully transitioning DWU into a full-fledged, independent organization. Recently, she joined another historic and high-profile campaign, working for real police reform inNYC. Priscilla is a graduate of Barnard College and the London School of Economics. She is the proud daughter of a fierce South American immigrant woman who taught her the values of justice and struggle.

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Gabe Gordon

Gabe Gordon

Gabe Gordon grew up far-sighted in Cleveland, Ohio. Fascinated by postal systems and mail objects, Gabe’s work and ... more

Gabe Gordon

Gabe Gordon grew up far-sighted in Cleveland, Ohio. Fascinated by postal systems and mail objects, Gabe’s work and writing circulate around the art and politics of correspondence. As a Teaching Artist, Gabe has been lucky to work collaboratively on projects with children and teenagers of all ages across New York City, Western Massachusetts, and Detroit, Michigan. xxgg.work

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Melissa Gorman

Melissa Gorman

Melissa Gorman is a multi-disciplinary designer, artist, and entrepreneur living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She recently ... more

Melissa Gorman

Melissa Gorman is a multi-disciplinary designer, artist, and entrepreneur living and working in Brooklyn, NY. She recently earned an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts. Her design practice is primarily concerned with visual identity and branding for local startups and small businesses. In her art practice, she is interested in the idea of preservation through illustration, creating a time capsule of aspects of the city through portraits of places bound for extinction. She likes cats more than dogs, finds that yellow is the predominant color in her work, and finds it hard to turn down dessert. costd.com

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Students from  Grand Army Plaza

Students from Grand Army Plaza

CUP and CUP teaching artist Cassie Thornton worked with students from College Now at Brooklyn College on an Urban ... more

Students from Grand Army Plaza

CUP and CUP teaching artist Cassie Thornton worked with students from College Now at Brooklyn College on an Urban Investigation about what it would take to make a big change on Grand Army Plaza. Those students were: Najilah Desravines, Rebecca Leger, Stephanie Camacho, Daniel Linton, Jessie Chen, Iseult Leger, Carolyn Henry-Williams, Khalila Blake, Lynn Dominick.

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Joshua Graver

Joshua Graver

Joshua Graver is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer that focuses on art direction, branding, motion graphics, print and web ... more

Joshua Graver

Joshua Graver is a Brooklyn-based graphic designer that focuses on art direction, branding, motion graphics, print and web design, soundtracking, and problem solving. He enjoys the company of family, friends, and house plants; and he is passionate about social and environmental justice. joshuagraver.com

Joshua was a 2013-2014 Public Access Design Fellow and worked on Shifty Business.

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 Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

is the premier nonprofit industrial developer in New York City. Since its inception in 1992, GMDC has rehabilitated seven ... more

Greenpoint Manufacturing and Design Center

is the premier nonprofit industrial developer in New York City. Since its inception in 1992, GMDC has rehabilitated seven manufacturing buildings in Brooklyn for occupancy by small manufacturing enterprises, artisans and artists. GMDC currently owns and manages five of these properties, the newest among them being the recently completed redevelopment project at 1102 Atlantic Avenue. GMDC creates and sustains viable manufacturing sectors in urban neighborhoods through planning, developing, and managing real estate and offering other related services.

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Erika Grijalva

Erika Grijalva

Erika is a multidisciplinary UX Designer that inspires action. Employing user-focused strategies and deploying user-centric ... more

Erika Grijalva

Erika is a multidisciplinary UX Designer that inspires action. Employing user-focused strategies and deploying user-centric design, she has helped shape platforms for change. The Rockefeller Foundation, The Global Fund, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art are some of the nonprofit groups she has designed interactive experiences for. Erika also co-designed an interactive platform with the Sierra Club that enabled the environmental movement to drive activism online while mobilizing communities. She holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from The University of Texas at El Paso where she specialized in Graphic Design. As a Visual Design instructor at General Assembly, Erika has honed her passion to enable others to find success in visual and interaction design. 

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Ligia Guallpa

Ligia Guallpa

Ligia Guallpa is Executive Director of Worker’s Justice Project (WJP), a New York-based immigrant workers’ ... more

Ligia Guallpa

Ligia Guallpa is Executive Director of Worker’s Justice Project (WJP), a New York-based immigrant workers’ rights organization that is winning better working conditions for low-wage immigrant workers. At WJP, Ligia has spearheaded efforts to ensure safe and dignified jobs for NYC’s 2,000 day laborers, construction workers, and domestic workers. Through her leadership, WJP played a key role in building alternative economic and organizing models to transform the conditions for female day laborers in the house cleaning industry and enforce higher wages and safety standards in the post Hurricane Sandy reconstruction. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, and The New York Daily News.

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Tamara Gubernat

Tamara Gubernat

is a documentary filmmaker, multi-media artist, educator, and native Brooklynite. Through her work, she sets out to ... more

Tamara Gubernat

is a documentary filmmaker, multi-media artist, educator, and native Brooklynite. Through her work, she sets out to demystify urban planning and policy issues using the creative process to empower individuals to take a proactive role in shaping their communities. Tamara’s first documentary, "Rezoning Harlem: The battle over Harlem’s future” continues to be used as a community organizing tool to engage viewers in meaningful discussion about complex land use issues both locally in NYC and beyond. In her upcoming documentary, “Open Process: local democracy in one corner of Brooklyn” she turns the lens on her own community of Greenpoint/Williamsburg, taking a closer look at Brooklyn Community Board 1 as the existing, though imperfect, forum for local citizen participation. Tamara also teaches Video Production and Media Studies in the Film & Media Department at Hunter College. 

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Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

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

Public Access Design

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

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!