Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

Print Is Justice For All?

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “cruel and unusual punishments [should not be] inflicted.” But what is cruel and unusual punishment? How does an amendment written in 1791 relate to issues today?

In the winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Meredith Degyansky and the International Community High School’s 11th grade to peel back the pages of the U.S. Constitution. Under the Eighth Amendment, should minors be charged as adults? Should inmates be held in solitary confinement? Who decides?

To investigate, students got out of the classroom and into the politics of the Eighth Amendment to speak with people invested in NYC’s justice system, from a New York Police Department Detective to a New York State Senator. Students surveyed community members for their opinions, created Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to breakdown different points of view, and created the Is Justice For All? postcard set to teach others what they learned and how you can get involved. 

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

From Cellblock to Your Block

Urban Investigations

From Cellblock to Your Block

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Weathering the Storm

Technical Assistance

Weathering the Storm