Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) will be conducting the New Museum’s Professional Development for Teachers on November 2. Included in the current exhibition “The Last Newspaper,” Brooklyn-based CUP is a nonprofit organization that uses art, design, and visual culture to improve public participation in urban planning and community design, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. CUP believes in the legibility of the world around us. What can we learn by investigation? By learning how to investigate, we train ourselves to change what we see.
Registration: Begins at 9:30 a.m.
Exhibition Tours: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
This fall, the New Museum will present two contemporary thematic group exhibitions: “The Last Newspaper” and “Free.” These concurrent exhibitions explore different sides of one of the most urgent topics of our time: how the changing landscape of information is affecting art in an age in which the traditional top-down controlled editorial process of printed news is rapidly morphing into a more open, web-based culture where users generate content. Together the two exhibitions pose questions for us all to contemplate: Where does truthfulness lie? How do artists and researchers interpret and remake the news? Is a society influenced by the internet really more open and transparent? Finally, how are these questions transforming art and museums? RSVP is required to attend tour.
Lunch Break: 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
The Lobby floor will be open for teachers to eat their own lunches. Workshops will begin promptly at 1 p.m.
Workshop: 1–3 p.m.
In the afternoon, Valeria Mogilevich from the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) will conduct a hands-on workshop. Included in the current exhibition “The Last Newspaper,” CUP is a nonprofit organization that uses art, design, and visual culture to improve the quality of public participation in urban planning and community design. CUP projects bring together art and design professionals, like artists, architects, graphic designers, urban planners, and others, with community-based advocates, policymakers, and researchers. Our work grows from a belief that the power of imagination is central to the practice of democracy, and that the work of governing must engage the dreams and visions of citizens. CUP believes in the legibility of the world around us. What can we learn by investigation? By learning how to investigate, we train ourselves to change what we see.
Valeria Mogilevich has been producing educational projects with CUP since 2006. She runs CUP's youth education programs. In this lecture and hands-on workshop, you'll see examples of CUP youth education projects and learn techniques for using design and the built environment as an education and engagement tool.
Professional Development for Teachers aims to supplement practicing and future high school teachers’ knowledge of contemporary art practices and issues through directed lectures, participatory workshops, and object-based learning.