Carbon City

City Studies

Carbon City

Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

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

Public Access Design

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

Figuring Out Health Insurance

Making Policy Public

Figuring Out Health Insurance

News

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With the recent ICE raids and continued attacks on the liberties of immigrants, accessible and reliable information is more important than ever. Below is a list of resources we’ve developed over the past year for communities vulnerable to ICE raids or who are facing deportation.

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CUP’s Executive Director, Christine Gaspar, was recently featured in a video celebrating 20 years of Sappi’s Ideas that Matter program! Watch the video below to learn about the power of design and the importance of print.

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As the school year is wrapping up, we’re excited to share the students’ hard work! High school students across NYC got out of the classroom and into the city to investigate social justice issues in their neighborhoods. By collaborating with Teaching ... more

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What if hanging out with your friends could get you arrested? Who gets prosecuted for “gang” participation?  High school students will investigate that issue this summer, thanks to your help!

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For the first feature in CUP’s series spotlighting our educational collaborators, Meet the Teaching Artist, we sat down with teaching artist Gabe Gordon! Gabe grew up far-sighted in Cleveland, Ohio. Fascinated by postal systems and mail objects, Gabe’s work and ... more

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We’re happy to announce our latest Making Policy Public jury! This year we are joined by Reem Ramadan, Kelli Anderson, Simone Noronha, and Shelby Chestnut (clockwise, from top left).

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We’re delighted to announce our latest Public Access Design jury, who will help us select our Public Access Design collaborations for the Fall 2019! This year we are joined by Alia Hassan, Julian Morales, Anthonine Pierre, and Alyna Citrin (clockwise, from top left).

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This year, we’re asking our community to help us raise money for a summer Urban Investigation on NYPD conspiracy laws. Join our campaign team today and support high school students investigating NYPD conspiracy laws. 

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We are thrilled to announce the five talented designers chosen by our jury as finalists for the 2019 CUP Fellowship for Change in Design! While we can only choose one designer to work with for the year, we’re showcasing all of our finalists in the spirit of ... more

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We’re now accepting applications for the 2019 CUP Teaching Artist Fellowship! The CUP Teaching Artist Fellowship is an opportunity for NYC-based Teaching Artists to apply their art and design skills to contribute to social change. Eight Fellows will be selected for ... more

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Over the past year you’ve joined us in celebrating the tenth anniversary of our popular program, Making Policy Public. From an exhibit at The Drawing Center to the launch of several new tools for communities across the city, we’re honored to have collaborated ... more

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This May Day we’re celebrating workers the way we celebrate every day: by sharing and creating resources that communities can use to navigate and advocate for their rights! We’ve pulled some resources from our archives that uplift worker rights and worker ... more

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Public Access Design

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Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

Envisioning Development

Is Your Landlord Harassing You or Your Neighbors?

H2 Oh No!

Technical Assistance

H2 Oh No!

Your School, Your Choice!

Making Policy Public

Your School, Your Choice!

Is College For Me?

Public Access Design

Is College For Me?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip