The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Meet the Gun Laws

City Studies

Meet the Gun Laws

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

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. 

Making the Grade

Urban Investigations

Making the Grade

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

Soda Census

City Studies

Soda Census

We Are Public Housing

Making Policy Public

We Are Public Housing

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights