Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Child Support?!

Making Policy Public

Child Support?!

Blunt Conversations

Urban Investigations

Blunt Conversations

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

Technical Assistance

Is Your Landlord Using Construction to Harass You?

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.


Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Making Policy Public

Shine a Light on Your Utility Rights

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Public Access Design

Rent, Rights, and Repairs

Not on Our Watch!

Making Policy Public

Not on Our Watch!

It's Not Just Personal

Making Policy Public

It's Not Just Personal

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?