Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

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. 

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Bail's Set... What's Next?

Public Access Design

Bail's Set... What's Next?

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?