Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Public Access Design

Language Rights are Civil Rights!

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Print Making Change

How do you change a public space, like a street? What does it take? Where do you start?

In the Spring of 2015, CUP teaching artist Douglas Paulson worked with students from the Municipal Art Society’s youth program Designing Change to investigate how to create change in Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood on Belmont Avenue, a four-block commercial strip with lots of storefronts. Students explored where to gather information, who to communicate an idea to, and how to work with city organizations and building or property owners.

Students interviewed elected officials, city agencies, and business owners on how to change public spaces in Brownsville or elsewhere in New York City. Students created silhouettes, drawings, and designed a poster that demonstrates the step by step process to make change to a public space.

Making Change debuted at the Paul Cooper Center, where students presented the poster and discussed their creative process.

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?