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Jeff Kasper

Jeff Kasper

New York, NY, US

 

About 

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. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities / City Atlas, New York, Contributor

Jan 2012 - current
 

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.

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
 

Education 

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

Jan 2011 - current
 

Awards 

Art Directors Club Portfolio Review, 2011, Other

2011
 

International Creativity Awards, 2011, Award

Exhibited at the Phoenix Design Museum.

2011
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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