The Fresh Producers

Urban Investigations

The Fresh Producers

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

My ID

City Studies

My ID

Air it Out

City Studies

Air it Out

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

Print Is Justice For All?

The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution states that “cruel and unusual punishments [should not be] inflicted.” But what is cruel and unusual punishment? How does an amendment written in 1791 relate to issues today?

In the winter of 2017, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Meredith Degyansky and the International Community High School’s 11th grade to peel back the pages of the U.S. Constitution. Under the Eighth Amendment, should minors be charged as adults? Should inmates be held in solitary confinement? Who decides?

To investigate, students got out of the classroom and into the politics of the Eighth Amendment to speak with people invested in NYC’s justice system, from a New York Police Department Detective to a New York State Senator. Students surveyed community members for their opinions, created Public Service Announcements (PSAs) to breakdown different points of view, and created the Is Justice For All? postcard set to teach others what they learned and how you can get involved. 

Bodega Down Bronx

Urban Investigations

Bodega Down Bronx

Rumbo A Su Tarjeta Verde

Public Access Design

Ready, Set, Apply!

Technical Assistance

Ready, Set, Apply!

Is Your Neighborhood Getting Too Expensive?

Technical Assistance

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Urban Investigations

Talking Trash: Throwing Out the Big Apple

Seeking Sanctuary

Urban Investigations

Seeking Sanctuary