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Center for Urban Pedigogy Collaboration // Funky Fresh

We were so excited to collaborate with one of our favorite New York-based non-profits, Center for Urban Pedagogy, on their urban food system project, Funky Fresh. It was awesome to take a fun/playful and non-traditional approach to designing the project book, full of crazy collages by the CUNY students participating in the 6 week Urban Investigation project. The cover type was inspired by icing and teenage sketchbooks. 

Funky Fresh debut this Thursday

Who decides where supermarkets go? Does the Bronx have enough supermarkets? Does it matter?
This summer, CUP collaborated with teaching artist Hatuey Ramos-Fermín and a group of Bronx public high school students from CUNY College Now at Hostos Community College to look at who gets supermarkets, who doesn’t, and why.

To find answers, the group got out of the classroom and into the frozen food aisles. They visited groceries across the boroughs, the Fresh Direct distribution site planned for the Bronx, and the real estate department of a major supermarket. For the scoop on how supermarkets choose sites, they interviewed the CEO of Western Beef, a market research guru, the Department of City Planning, a local Community Board, organizers, and health experts.

Please join us for the first-ever presentation of this project. The group will discuss the booklet they designed to teach others what’s funky and what’s fresh about Bronx supermarket access. They will also conduct a live interview with James Johnson-Piett, specialist in neighborhood-scale development and food access, about initiatives in other cities to bring supermarkets to low-income communities.

Funky Fresh debut presentation
Thursday, September 13th, 7 pm
Education Building, NYU Steinhardt
35 W. 4th Street, Room 1080

Free and open to the public with RSVP.
RSVP by 5 pm on Wednesday, September 12th here.

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