$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

Government in Plain Sight

City Studies

Government in Plain Sight

Step Right Up

City Studies

Step Right Up

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

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. 

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

We Care!

Making Policy Public

We Care!

Food Stamped

City Studies

Food Stamped

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?