Space Jam

Urban Investigations

Space Jam

Social Security Risk Machine

Making Policy Public

Social Security Risk Machine

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

Making Policy Public

En El Campo De Los Impuestos

The Newtown Creek BOA

Technical Assistance

The Newtown Creek BOA

Keep Your Family's Home

Public Access Design

Keep Your Family's Home

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

Print From Cellblock to Your Block

In March 2017, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio pledged to close the Rikers Island jail complex within 10 years and introduced plans to build four new “borough-based” jails in the city. Who decides where jails get built? How do jails impact surrounding neighborhoods? What are the impacts of jails on the incarcerated, their families, and their communities?

In the spring of 2018, CUP collaborated with Teaching Artist Stephen Kwok and public high school students from Life Sciences Secondary School to investigate these questions.

Students created public art interventions, surveyed community members near the Manhattan Detention Complex, and interviewed key stakeholders working on the issue. This booklet is a guide to what they discovered.

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Urban Investigations

Are You Ready for a Ruckus?

Shelter Skelter

Urban Investigations

Shelter Skelter

Welcome to Health Care!

Making Policy Public

Welcome to Health Care!

Scary, Ok With it, Good

City Studies

Scary, Ok With it, Good

The Deciders

City Studies

The Deciders

Engage to Change

Technical Assistance

Engage to Change

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Making Policy Public

Es Tu Dinero, Decides Tú

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip