Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

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. 

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip