Welcome to Public
Access Design

Public Access Design is CUP’s series of projects that use design to make complex urban issues accessible to the New Yorkers most affected by them.

Public Access Design projects are short, intensive collaborations of CUP, an artist or designer, and a community organization that is working to break down a complex policy or planning issue that affects its constituents. The collaboration results in a visual tool that meets an advocate’s organizing needs as they arise—getting information directly to communities where they are, and when they most need it.

The goal is to put more, and more kinds, of powerful visual tools in the hands of people working on critical social justice issues.


A pocket-size print graphic that unfolds to 11.5" × 21"

Please note: CUP is not accepting applications for Frames or Pixels projects right now.