Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

Print Museumopolis

What is a museum today? A giant fun house? A really artsy mall? Museums are wildly diverse in their sizes, annual operating budgets, missions, and their urban context.

In the summer of 2013, a group of 15 public high school students from across the Hudson Valley participated in an Urban Investigation project in collaboration with CUP, the Dia Art Foundation, and teaching artist Katarzyna Balug. The group asked: “What is the role of a museum in a city?”

The group prototyped museums for the future: museums that lack walls, that are utopian, dystopian, carved from precious stones, or run by residents. These models form the bedrock of this illustrated booklet. 

What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Making Policy Public

Your Guide to Welfare in NYC

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade