Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain
Advocacy Groups Release Helpful Guide For Williamsburg's Female Day Laborers

‘Advocacy Groups Release Helpful Guide For Williamsburg’s Female Day Laborers’

Gothamist

November, 19, 2014

Lillian Gonzalez, a female day laborer, has been in New York for eight years since she moved here from Ecuador. She said she used to work below minimum wage and spent three years cleaning on her knees, because she didn’t have any cleaning supplies. “Now, with this, I can say it or point it out and say I have pain in my knees and back,” she said.

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New Advocacy Guide Maps Path to Improved Parks

‘New Advocacy Guide Maps Path to Improved Parks’

Gotham Gazette

July, 30, 2014

Park enthusiasts, including members of several community and advocacy groups, gathered to celebrate the publication of the guide and move the flourishing park advocacy movement forward, hoping to broaden involvement across the city.

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‘Public Access Design’

ArtsFwd

April, 15, 2014

Through Public Access Design, CUP has more than doubled the number of community partners it collaborates with in a year, and significantly increased its connections with designers.

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‘What Is Zoning?’

Urban Omnibus

February, 19, 2014

We think a lot about how to create a visual environment that’s non-threatening, especially when you are dealing with an issue that’s stressful, complicated, and may affect whether or not you can afford to stay in your home. We want things to feel familiar and accessible and to avoid people feeling that they might not understand the concept.

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‘Investigating the Grade’

Materials for the Arts

August, 27, 2013

Students from Lyons Community School in Brooklyn and CUP teaching artist Leigh Davis worked together to examine the restaurant grading system in the city.

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‘2012 Curry Stone Design Prize’

Domus

November, 24, 2012

CUP provides practical information to groups who need it most: immigrants, public-housing residents, and at-risk youth, to name a few.

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‘Public Access Design unites artists and advocates on urgent social issues’

Art Threat

November, 19, 2012

[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.

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‘Guest Lesson | Thinking Critically About Food in a Season of Plenty’

New York Times Learning Network

November, 13, 2012

[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…

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‘Are You Ready? An Illustrated Guide to Preparing for Disaster’

GOOD

October, 29, 2012

[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.

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‘Funky Fresh Means Access to Healthy Food in the Bronx’

WBAI

October, 19, 2012

The visuals were so breathtaking… the kids [who took part in the project] learned a lot of new skill sets.

‘New York Art Book Fair: Books of Note’

Domus

October, 5, 2012

[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.

‘Don’t Drink and Drill!’

WCNY

October, 1, 2012

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.’

‘Making Policy Public’

MAS Context

July, 1, 2012

A multi-page feature from MAS Context’s special issue on “Communication.”

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‘Bronx Bodegas for Beginners’

Curbed

March, 14, 2012

This documentary is a good primer on the bodega industry.

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Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business