Jeff Kasper is an artist/designer, researcher, and student of the history, theory, and politics of urbanism at The City University of New York.
His research interests encompass the historical planning processes of open spaces for play, environmental education, and urban agriculture; walking and mapping as tools for art and research; and the politics of placemaking and the public realm. He currently holds a City College Fellowship, Thomas W. Smith Academic Fellowship, Kaye Scholarship in the Humanities and the Arts, and Weston Scholarship in Public Service.
Kasper has worked with the Center for Urban Pedagogy as an weston scholar supporting community and youth education projects that demystified complex urban planning and policy issues. In addition he has 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 Kasper contributes articles on public interest art + design to The City Atlas - a project of The CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities and the non-profit Artist As Citizen. He also a co-organizes the nonprofit projects GREENSPACENYC and Operation Resilient Long Island (ORLI) where he produces place-focused public programming around issues of environmental sustainability and coastal design after natural disasters..
With a background in graphic design, Kasper also works on print/digital/film projects for commercial, education, cultural, and public sectors. Recent works and collaborations have been presented at the 26th International Brno Biennial for Graphic Design, Czech Republic; Interaction Design and Children Conference, New York; Bronx River Art Center, New York; and OKNO Gallery, Russia; as well as published in the PLOT Journal of Landscape Architecture. He has served as a guest critic for undergraduate studios at Parsons The New School for Design.
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
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.