Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Lotto Zone

Urban Investigations

Lotto Zone

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

Public Access Design

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

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

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.


Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

We Own It

Making Policy Public

What the Cell?

Urban Investigations

What the Cell?

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

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

Public Access Design

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

We care!

Making Policy Public

We care!

Housing Court Help

Public Access Design

Housing Court Help