Mean Streets

City Studies

Mean Streets

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Urban Investigations

Who Benefits from Community Benefit Agreements?

Pass It On!

Making Policy Public

Pass It On!

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

Public Access Design

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

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. 

Work Forced

Public Access Design

Work Forced

Predatory Equity

Making Policy Public

Predatory Equity

¡No me han pagado!

Public Access Design

¡No me han pagado!

Get It Back!

Public Access Design

Get It Back!

Don't Bank On It

Making Policy Public

Don't Bank On It

The Cargo Chain

Making Policy Public

The Cargo Chain

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

I Heart East New York

Urban Investigations

I Heart East New York