H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

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.

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Air Fair?

City Studies

Air Fair?

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws