Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

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

Public Access Design

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

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

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. 

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

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

Public Access Design

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

Fast-Tracked

Urban Investigations

Fast-Tracked

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Making Policy Public

I Got Arrested! Now What?

Lunchroom Digest

City Studies

Lunchroom Digest

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Stand Up to Clean Up!

Public Access Design

Stand Up to Clean Up!