Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Know Your Lines

Making Policy Public

Know Your Lines

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Print From Cellblock to Your Block

In March 2017, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio pledged to close the Rikers Island jail complex within 10 years and introduced plans to build four new “borough-based” jails in the city. Who decides where jails get built? How do jails impact surrounding neighborhoods? What are the impacts of jails on the incarcerated, their families, and their communities?

In the spring of 2018, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Stephen Kwok and public high school students from Life Sciences Secondary School to investigate these questions.

Students created public art interventions, surveyed community members near the Manhattan Detention Complex, and interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue. This booklet is a guide to what they discovered.

The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

Is College For Me?

Public Access Design

Is College For Me?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

New School on the Block

City Studies

New School on the Block

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

We Own It

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!