The Wait

Urban Investigations

The Wait

Share, Where?

Urban Investigations

Share, Where?

The Public School Avengers

Urban Investigations

The Public School Avengers

From Shelter to Apartment

Making Policy Public

From Shelter to Apartment

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Technical Assistance

What Do Incarcerated Parents Need to Know About ACS?

Power Trip

Urban Investigations

Power Trip

About CUP

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement particularly among underrepresented communities. CUP projects demystify the urban policy and planning issues that impact our communities, so that more individuals can better participate in shaping them.

We believe that increasing understanding of how these systems work is the first step to better and more diverse community participation.

CUP projects are collaborations of art and design professionals, community-based advocates and policymakers, and our staff. Together we take on complex issues—from the juvenile justice system to zoning law to food access—and break them down into simple, accessible, visual explanations.

The tools we create are used by organizers and educators all over New York City and beyond to help their constituents better advocate for their own community needs.

Website design: Linked by Air

Find out more about CUP through this short video from the Curry Stone Design Prize.


Bottled Up

City Studies

Bottled Up

Figuring Out FEMA

Public Access Design

Figuring Out FEMA

Sign Up!

Public Access Design

Sign Up!

Block Party

City Studies

Block Party

Up Closed and Personal

Urban Investigations

Up Closed and Personal

Store Stories

City Studies

Store Stories

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

Public Access Design

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

Soak It Up!

City Studies

Soak It Up!