Center for Urban Pedagogy with Molly Sherman looks at the work of CUP, a nonprofit that creates collaborative art and design projects to increase civic engagement. The book includes an interview with Christine Gaspar, the Executive Director of CUP, and an essay by Daniel D'Oca, an urban planner at Interboro Partners. It also features case studies of the following CUP projects: Vendor Power, Bodega Down Bronx, What is Affordable Housing?, Field Guide to Federalism, and Old School, New School.
This book is part of the Reference Points series published through Portland State University Art and Social Practice MFA Program. The series is an evolving pedagogical framework in which graduate students formulate and research a significant topic or practitioner(s) related to socially engaged art. Because the series is designed to shift and respond to the concerns of the program's current students and faculty, mode, structure, and content are open-ended.