…the group plays a lead role in creating clear graphic tools that help aid the democratic process.
Ordinary citizens young and old were given the unusual power to decide how millions of their city districts’ budgets were spent.
CUP provides practical information to groups who need it most: immigrants, public-housing residents, and at-risk youth, to name a few.
[CUP] has brought the principle of public-access television to the world of design with a project intended to provide impactful design to community advocates.
[Students] interviewed experts from fields ranging from real estate to food distribution to urban planning. They summarized their findings in a booklet about food justice…
[The booklet] is a tool for individuals and community organizations who’d like to start thinking about community preparedness, what that might look like, and why it matters.
The visuals were so breathtaking… the kids [who took part in the project] learned a lot of new skill sets.
[Power Trip] explores the infrastructure and apparatus that keeps the lights on, and in so doing boils down a very complex topic in clear terms… affording the people involved an opportunity to (figuratively or literally) peer down some manholes and look at the city.
A short segement on the subway posters CUP created with the advocacy group Damascus Citizens for Sustainability and designers Papercut. The posters explore the the controversial gas-drilling technique known as ‘fracking.’
A multi-page feature from MAS Context’s special issue on “Communication.”
This documentary is a good primer on the bodega industry.
The poster speaks to the audience for whom the information is most important — those who are under 18!
The project juxtaposes the fact that such a construction project creates jobs but there is a suspicious absence of ‘the public’ in MTA’s decisions.
The group investigated how transportation planning works by talking to stakeholders, researching policy and financing, and pounding the pavement.