Jeff Kasper is an artist/designer and student of the history, theory, and politics of urbanism at The City University of New York.
His research interests encompass the culture, rhetoric, and politics of American urbanism; public space and interventionism; artists and community development; walking and the city; and critical theory. He currently holds a City College Fellowship, Kaye Scholarship in the Humanities, and Weston Scholarship in Public Service.
Recently Kasper worked with the Center for Urban Pedagogy as an intern, and served as a design and research contributor to #searchunderoccupy an exhibition/digital archive at The New School addressing issues risen by Occupy Wall Street. Currently he contributes articles on public/social art and design to The City Atlas - a project of The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and the non-profit Artist As Citizen. He is also a co-organizer of the nonprofit project GreenspaceNYC, where he produces sustainability and place-focused public programming.
With a background as in graphic design, Kasper also works on print/digital/film projects for commercial, education, cultural and public sectors.
CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities / City Atlas, New York, Contributor
the Center for Urban Pedagogy, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern
Youth and community education program assistance. Design production and communications support. Position Funded the Josh and Judy Weston scholarship.
The City University of New York Baccalaureate program in Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies, New York, NY, US, Bachelors, History, Theory, and Politics of Urbanism
Self designed degree, advised by Dr. Marta Gutman, Spitzer School of Architecture at City College
Art Directors Club Portfolio Review, 2011, Other
International Creativity Awards, 2011, Award
Exhibited at the Phoenix Design Museum.