Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York

The Internet is Serious Business

Urban Investigations

The Internet is Serious Business

Vendor Power!

Making Policy Public

Vendor Power!

Common Cents

City Studies

Common Cents

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza
The Big Squeeze: Illustrating Micro-Unit Housing

‘The Big Squeeze: Illustrating Micro-Unit Housing’

Urban Omnibus

June, 26, 2013

CUP teaching artist Chat Travieso worked with a small group of students to create a powerful tool to make the discussion of this new housing model accessible to a greater population.

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Public Information

‘Public Information’

Metropolis

January, 9, 2013

…the group plays a lead role in creating clear graphic tools that help aid the democratic process. 

‘What Is Zoning?’

Urban Omnibus

February, 19, 2014

We think a lot about how to create a visual environment that’s non-threatening, especially when you are dealing with an issue that’s stressful, complicated, and may affect whether or not you can afford to stay in your home. We want things to feel familiar and accessible and to avoid people feeling that they might not understand the concept.

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‘Investigating the Grade’

Materials for the Arts

August, 27, 2013

Students from Lyons Community School in Brooklyn and CUP teaching artist Leigh Davis worked together to examine the restaurant grading system in the city.

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‘2012 Curry Stone Design Prize’

Domus

November, 24, 2012

CUP provides practical information to groups who need it most: immigrants, public-housing residents, and at-risk youth, to name a few.

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‘Public Access Design unites artists and advocates on urgent social issues’

Art Threat

November, 19, 2012

[CUP] has brought the principle of public-access television to the world of design with a project intended to provide impactful design to community advocates.

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‘Guest Lesson | Thinking Critically About Food in a Season of Plenty’

New York Times Learning Network

November, 13, 2012

[Students] interviewed experts from fields ranging from real estate to food distribution to urban planning. They summarized their findings in a booklet about food justice…

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‘Are You Ready? An Illustrated Guide to Preparing for Disaster’

GOOD

October, 29, 2012

[The booklet] is a tool for individuals and community organizations who’d like to start thinking about community preparedness, what that might look like, and why it matters.

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‘Funky Fresh Means Access to Healthy Food in the Bronx’

WBAI

October, 19, 2012

The visuals were so breathtaking… the kids [who took part in the project] learned a lot of new skill sets.

‘New York Art Book Fair: Books of Note’

Domus

October, 5, 2012

[Power Trip] explores the infrastructure and apparatus that keeps the lights on, and in so doing boils down a very complex topic in clear terms… affording the people involved an opportunity to (figuratively or literally) peer down some manholes and look at the city.

‘Don’t Drink and Drill!’

WCNY

October, 1, 2012

A short segement on the subway posters CUP created with the advocacy group Damascus Citizens for Sustainability and designers Papercut. The posters explore the the controversial gas-drilling technique known as ‘fracking.’

‘Making Policy Public’

MAS Context

July, 1, 2012

A multi-page feature from MAS Context’s special issue on “Communication.”

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‘Bronx Bodegas for Beginners’

Curbed

March, 14, 2012

This documentary is a good primer on the bodega industry.

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‘Policy for People poster-style’

Public Policy Lab

November, 10, 2011

The poster speaks to the audience for whom the information is most important — those who are under 18!

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Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Rent Regulation Rights

Making Policy Public

Rent Regulation Rights

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Boom Town

City Studies

Boom Town

The Water Underground

Urban Investigations

The Water Underground