Making Policy Public
June 25
A program of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP)

Project Team and Jury

About CUP

The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. CUP collaborates with designers, educators, advocates, students, and communities to make educational tools that demystify complex policy and planning issues. We believe that increasing understanding of how these systems work is the first step to better, more equitable, and more diverse community participation.

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2016 Jury

Alicia Cheng, Founding Partner of MGMT
Steve Choi, Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition
Ejim Dike, Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network
Scott Stowell, Proprietor of Open

To see previous jury members click here.

Press Information

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Website By

Linked by Air, designers
Megan Woo, coder

Support for Making Policy Public is provided by:
the National Endowment for the Arts; and public funds
from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in
partnership with the City Council

Alicia Cheng

Alicia Cheng is a founding partner of MGMT. design, a collaborative design studio based in Brooklyn. Established with Sarah Gephart, MGMT. approaches all projects with substantive research and a conceptual rigor that is an integral part of the process. Alicia has worked as a senior designer for Method, New York, and was the co-design director at the Cooper Hewitt Museum. She has served as a lecturer and visiting critic at Yale University, Cooper Union, the Maryland Institute College of Art, and the Rhode Island School of Design. She serves on the board of the AIGA/NY chapter as well as the Fine Arts Federation. Alicia received her BA from Barnard College and her MFA from Yale University.

Steve Choi

Steve Choi, Esq. is the Executive Director of the New York Immigration Coalition, an umbrella advocacy and policy coalition of nearly 200 member groups representing New York State’s immigrant communities. From 2009 to 2013, he was the Executive Director of the MinKwon Center for Community Action, which organizes, advocates for, educates and serves Korean and Asian community members in New York. Prior to that, Steve was a Staff Attorney and the founding Director of the Korean Workers Project at the Asian American Legal Defense & Education Fund, the only project on the East Coast focused on providing free legal services to low-wage Korean immigrants. He received a J.D. from Harvard Law School, an M.A. from the University of Hawai’i, and a B.A. from Stanford University in History with Honors.

Ejim Dike

Ejim Dike is Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network. She has been a leader in human rights movement building over the past thirteen years. Her human rights work focuses on addressing poverty and discrimination using a human rights and intersectional framework. Previously, she was Director of the Human Rights Project (HRP) at the Urban Justice Center. Under her leadership, the Human Rights Project launched an annual report card on the human rights record of New York City Council members; coordinated a shadow report on racial discrimination with 30 local groups for submission to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD); and organized a New York City visit by the UN Special Expert on Racism. She has been cited in articles appearing in Harper’s Magazine, MSNBC, AlJazeera, The Root, The Daily News, Gotham Gazette, and other media. Ejim received her undergraduate degree from Berea College and a Masters of Urban Planning from the Robert F. Wagner School of Public Service at New York University.

Scott Stowell

Since 1998, designer Scott Stowell has been doing business as Open--and as such has grown by not growing that much, specialized in not really specializing in anything in particular, and (according to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum) embraced “an open notion of the term ‘office,’ inviting different participants to every project he pursues.” Scott has taught at Cooper Union, the School of Visual Arts, and Yale University; lectured in Amsterdam, Rome, San Francisco, and Sydney, among other places; and won the National Design Award for Communication Design. Design for People, his first book, was published by Metropolis Books in 2016.