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Join Parsons Faculty and CUP for Not Watered Down: A Screening and Discussion

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A lot of things are hidden under the streets of New York City, one of which is an immense grid of water pipes that feed and move the water through this great city. Whether it be the water we drink, put out fires with, or the water that carries away all the nasty stuff we produce. Where does the water go? On March 13, join us for a very special screening and discussion of “The Water Underground,” a video produced by public high school students with the help of CUP which has screened in classrooms, environmental organizations, juvenile detention centers, and film festivals across the country. Valeria Mogilevich, the Program Director at the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)and Christine Gaspar, CUP Executive Director and faculty in the Design & Urban Ecologies program at Parsons, will discuss the process and challenges of making this video. Spend an evening with us and let us show you where the water goes.

Location: Bumble and Bumble, 415 W 13th Street, 3rd Floor auditorium, New York, NY
Time: Wednesday, 13 March 2013, 7-8pm (doors open at 6:30)

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The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a unique New York-based nonprofit whose mission is to use art and design to improve public participation in shaping the built environment. CUP partners with designers and community organizations to create visually-based educational tools that help demystify complex issues from zoning law to sewage infrastructure. The projects are designed with and for advocacy organizations to help increase their capacity to mobilize their constituents on important urban issues. CUP’s print, audio, video, and media projects, along with tactile interactive workshop tools, are in use by dozens of community organizers and tens of thousands of individuals in New York City and beyond. The projects have been featured in art and design contexts such as the Cooper-Hewitt Museum’s National Design Triennial, PS1, and the Venice Biennale. CUP has also been featured in such publications as PrintMetropolis, andGOOD Magazine; and in 2012 received the Curry Stone Design Prize. For more information, visit


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