Making Change

City Studies

Making Change

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

launch event, news

Thursday, November 10, 2011 12PM

On November 10, CUP presented our Urban Investigation “Power Trip” to a buzzing group of Queens high schoolers. The project —a collaboration between CUP, CUP teaching artist Samantha Contis, and students from Aviation High School— asked “where ... more
  • Queens Public Library, Broadway Branch
    40-20 Broadway
    Long Island City, NY

Party

Thursday, October 13, 2011 6PM

The CUP benefit brought together artists, designers, community advocates, and other urban enthusiasts for an evening of conversation, cocktails, and CUP projects!
  • The Green Building
    452 Union Street
    Brooklyn, NY

workshop

Saturday, October 1, 2011 11AM

We demonstrated the Sewer in a Suitcase, CUP’s working model of New York City’s sewer system, at two events over the weekend of October 1. The Sewer in a Suitcase made its first stop on Saturday at the New York Green Block Party, an all-day street fair in ... more
  • Freshkills Park
    Sneak Peak Parking Lot
    228 Wild Ave.
    Staten Island, NY

launch event

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 7PM

On Tuesday, September 6, we debuted Share, Where?, one of CUP’s Urban Investigations. An intrepid group of Bronx public high school students in the College Now program at Hostos Community College teamed up with CUP to find out how NYC decides where to put the ... more
  • The Savoy
    at Hostos Community College
    120 East 149 Street, 2nd Floor
    (at Walton Avenue)
    Bronx, NY

talk

Thursday, September 1, 2011 7PM

On September 1st, CUP and Hester Street Collaborative led a presentation and discussion at the BMW Guggenheim Lab about design and social change. Christine Gaspar and Valeria Mogilevich from CUP joined Anne Frederick and Dylan House from HSC to present our ... more
  • BMW Guggenheim Lab
    First Park
    Houston Street and Second Ave

launch event, screening

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 7PM

Blackberries, Razors, and Droids, OMG! We spend so much time with them, but do we know anything about how cell phones work?  How do our voices travel through the air? Why do our cell phone bills work the way they do? Who owns the air? What the Cell? is a collaboration ... more
  • William S. Paley Foundation
    1 East 53rd Street

news, award

Thursday, August 11, 2011 10AM

The Rockefeller Foundation has selected CUP as one of the recipients of this year’s Cultural Innovation Fund Grants! The grant will allow CUP to develop a new program that helps communitiy organizations access design services to demystify complex policy and planning ... more

launch event

Tuesday, July 12, 2011 6PM

Two years and two billion dollars from now, New York will get its first new subway stop in 22 years. Who decides where new subway stops go? And which comes first – the subway or the people?
  • The Lot under the High Line at West 30th Street and 10th Avenue

screening

Sunday, May 8, 2011 6:30PM

CUP hosted an evening of videos about the inner workings of some of NYC’s hidden systems. Ever wonder where your garbage goes when you’re done with it? Why you shouldn’t go swimming after a heavy rainfall? Who owns the Internet? Three of CUP’s ... more
  • Anthology Film Archives
    32 Second Avenue (at 2nd Street)

launch event

Saturday, May 7, 2011 3PM

The debut presentation of Store Stories, a look into 99-cent stores, barbershops, and gift shops across three Brooklyn neighborhoods was held at the Brooklyn College Art Lab on May 7, 2011. CUP teaching artist Mads Lynnerup and students in the Brooklyn College Community ... more
  • Brooklyn College Art Lab
    301 Roosevelt Hall
    2900 Bedford Avenue
    Brooklyn, New York

launch event

Thursday, April 21, 2011 7PM

Money. Dinero. Cash Money. We use it every day. But how much does really it cost? And does everyone pay the same price for it? April 21 marked the world debut presentation of $ Breakdown, inside the former Deutsche Bank vault on Wall Street.
  • The Vault at 14 Wall Street
    14 Wall Street between New Street and Nassau Street
    New York, NY

workshop

Friday, March 25, 2011 3:30PM

CUP presented our What is Affordable Housing? workshop at the “Structures for Inclusion” Conference in Chicago. The conference examined design processes that consider the broader social and economic well-being of communities and cities. 

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

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

Public Access Design

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

Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

What Is Zoning?

Envisioning Development

What Is Zoning?

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

Public Access Design

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