Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

Level Up

City Studies

Level 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. 

Pay Dirt

City Studies

Pay Dirt

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Don't Get Iced

Public Access Design

Don't Get Iced

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter