Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

$ Breakdown

Urban Investigations

$ Breakdown

Show UP

Public Access Design

Show UP

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Displaced From This Place?

Urban Investigations

Displaced From This Place?

A Fair Chance

Making Policy Public

A Fair Chance

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. 

Participatory Budgeting

Technical Assistance

Participatory Budgeting

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

What is asylum?

Making Policy Public

What is asylum?

Grand Army Plaza

Urban Investigations

Grand Army Plaza

Is Justice For All?

City Studies

Is Justice For All?

Our Voice, Our Choice

Urban Investigations

Our Voice, Our Choice

We Own It

Making Policy Public

We Own It

Shifty Business

Public Access Design

Shifty Business