Now Boarding

Urban Investigations

Now Boarding

Level Up

City Studies

Level Up

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

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. 

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

How Can I Improve My Park?

Making Policy Public

How Can I Improve My Park?

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!