Power Trip

Urban Investigations

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Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

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Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

‘The Big Squeeze: Illustrating Micro-Unit Housing’

Urban Omnibus

June, 26, 2013

CUP teaching artist Chat Travieso worked with a small group of students to create a powerful tool to make the discussion of this new housing model accessible to a greater population.

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‘Public Information’

Metropolis

January, 9, 2013

…the group plays a lead role in creating clear graphic tools that help aid the democratic process. 

‘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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‘Direct Democracy Comes to Harlem’

Bill Moyers

April, 16, 2012

Ordinary citizens young and old were given the unusual power to decide how millions of their city districts’ budgets were spent.

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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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Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

Technical Assistance

What Up With DAT?

What's in the water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the water?

ICEbreaker

City Studies

ICEbreaker

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

Show Me the Money!

City Studies

Show Me the Money!