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What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

Making Policy Public

What Does It Mean To Live In My Own Place?

TGNCY-NYC

Public Access Design

TGNCY-NYC

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

About CUP

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement particularly among underrepresented communities. CUP projects demystify the urban policy and planning issues that impact our communities, so that more individuals can better participate in shaping them.

We believe that increasing understanding of how these systems work is the first step to better and more diverse community participation.

CUP projects are collaborations of art and design professionals, community-based advocates and policymakers, and our staff. Together we take on complex issues—from the juvenile justice system to zoning law to food access—and break them down into simple, accessible, visual explanations.

The tools we create are used by organizers and educators all over New York City and beyond to help their constituents better advocate for their own community needs.

Website design: Linked by Air

Find out more about CUP through this short video from the Curry Stone Design Prize.


What's in the Water?

Making Policy Public

What's in the Water?

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

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

Public Access Design

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

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights - San Francisco Edition

What Options Doc?

Urban Investigations

What Options Doc?

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Museumopolis

Urban Investigations

Museumopolis

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home