How Do Supermarkets Decide Where to Open?

A funky, fresh look at how supermarkets work in urban neighborhoods By CUP for Gilt Taste Last year, we shared a … More

Funky Fresh debut presentation

Who decides where supermarkets go? Does the Bronx have enough supermarkets? Does it matter? This summer, CUP collaborated with teaching … More

Share, Where? at Newtown Creek

Check out congresswoman Nydia Velázquez and EPA Regional Administrator Judith Enck touring Newtown Creek with CUP’s latest youth education project “Share, Where?” The booklet takes a look at NYC’s Fair Share legislation two decades after its passage.

Share, Where?

I was involved in this project as the teaching artist! Come and check it out!

Where do you put the stuff that nobody wants but everyone needs?

Join us on Tuesday, September 6 for the debut presentation of Share, Where?, CUP’s most recent Urban Investigation. An intrepid group of Bronx public high school students in the College Now program at Hostos Community College teamed up with CUP to find out how NYC decides where to put the burdensome, smelly, and dangerous facilities that make the city run – but nobody wants in their backyards.

The People’s Potluck at Taller Boricua Gallery

On Thursday, July 14th, I was invited to share an evening of food, friendship, and conversation at The People’s Potluck, a collaborative dinner and discussion group exploring ideas concerning living as conscious citizens in an interconnected global and local society.

Barri-o-rama Hatuey Ramos Fermín

El artista plástico puertorriqueño Hatuey Ramos Fermín caminó por todas las calles de El Barrio en la ciudad de Nueva York tomando fotos de cada uno de los sitios donde se puede comprar productos frescos para cocinar en la casa. Esta travesía y documentación son parte de una exhibición que comienza el viernes, 3 de junio en Taller Boricua y lleva por nombre Barri-o-rama.

Investigating the City through Artistic Practice

Hatuey Ramos-Fermín, multimedia artist
Thursday, April 14, 2:00pm, Carman B34
Multimedia artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín will discuss his use of photography, video, installation, graphics, performance, and text to investigate issues related to the urban space, including immigration, globalization, the past and present history of buildings, and shared public city spaces. Co-sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities and the Department of Latin American and Puerto Rican Studies.

Kingsbridge Armory Redevelopment Battle Draws Fresh Voices

Last week, fifteen Bronx high school students added their voices to the volatile mix of dialogue over the redevelopment of the Kingsbridge Armory, a former National Guard ammunitions warehouse in the Bronx.

I Heart East New York on East Village Radio

Tune into eastvillageradio.com this Saturday November 7, 2009 at 1 pm (EST) to hear a live broadcast featuring songs from Center for Urban Pedagogy’s recent Urban Investigation, I Heart East New York.

Students Investigate Local Issues Through Service Learning

The final bell rings at the George Wingate Educational Campus, home to four Brooklyn public schools, and a handful of ninth-grade students trickle into a classroom for their after-school service-learning class on a rainy spring afternoon.

The students quickly settle into seats, and their teacher, Hatuey Ramos-Fermin, pulls up a chair alongside them to begin the session. The class is in the midst of conducting an urban investigation, a unique, local service-learning project that asks students to confront challenging issues within their community to gain fuller understanding and become more engaged citizens.

I Have a Basement Apartment. Now What?

A group of students from Hostos Community College’s Now Program also set out on a project that focused on some illegal housing, the result of their work I HAVE A BASEMENT APARTMENT. NOW WHAT? can be seen tonight (August 7th) AT THE CENTER FOR URBAN PEDAGOGY. You even get a comic book as a parting gift! READ ON!

Looking 21 Years Ahead

Text and photos by Charles Rogers for the Canarsie Courier What will life in East New York be like in … More