Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

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. 

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Get Money

City Studies

Get Money

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Free For All?

City Studies

Free For All?

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos