The Center or Urban Pedagogy (CUP), long one of the most provocative, insightful and productive non-profits in New York City, is holding its annual benefit event Thursday ,October 16th at The Green Building, 452 Union Street in Brooklyn. CUP uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. It has a long history of successful collaborations with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities to make educational tools that “demystify complex policy and planning issues.” There is not organization in New York more deserving of our support than CUP and tickets are now on sale for the evening of conversation, cocktails, andÂ CUPÂ projects!Â Get your tickets now!Â
The Brooklyn-based Center for Urban Pedagogy is a unique organization that brings real meaning to the often overused word â€œdesign.â€ Founded in 1997 by Damon Rich, the organization has evolved to engage art and design professionalsâ€”artists, graphic designers, architects, and urban plannersâ€”with community-based advocates, researchers, and policymakers. Tomorrow night, CUP is once again hosting an annual benefit party that is always one of the best celebrations around. It only costs $35, and, as CUP says, offers â€œgood people, food, music, fun, and a great cause.â€ You’ll also get acquainted with CUP’s recent projects like the Sewer in a Suitcase, the Affordable Housing Toolkit, and more. This year, the party will be held at the Old American Can Company at 232 Third Street near the Gowanus Canal.