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Presentation: The Center for Urban Pedagogy

  • Ulises 31 East Columbia Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States (map)

On Saturday, February 10th, Frampton Tolbert, Deputy Director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy will present a talk on Design and Civic Engagement at Ulises. The talk will focus on the history of CUP, its mission and recent projects, along with ongoing initiatives. 

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.

This program is part of Ulises's current curatorial season, "Education." "Education" considers the ways non-traditional approaches to learning and instruction by artists, researchers, and organizers can effect social transformation. This quarter, Ulises examines the enduring legacies of self-organized and experimental pedagogies. Ulises will probe the broad, urgent challenges to access, power, and value within and outside educational institutions today. While publications are instruments of both self-directed and institutional learning, Ulises celebrates their radical potential to upend knowledge and challenge understandings.


Ulises is a bookshop and curatorial platform dedicated to artists’ books and independent art publications. Performing the model of a quarterly periodical, each curatorial season invites contributors to present publications, workshops, lectures, artworks, and collaborations in response to a given theme.