Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Fast Trash

City Studies

Fast Trash

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. 

Voice Recognition

Urban Investigations

Voice Recognition

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

What Is Affordable Housing?

Envisioning Development

What Is Affordable Housing?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

What is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What is Zoning?