Wall-to-Wall Studios Collaborates with the URA on Urban Matters

August 7, 2015

Wall-to-Wall Studios collaborated with the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh (URA) on Urban Matters. An arts and education program rooted in social justice, Urban Matters primary goal is to cultivate a more civically educated and engaged group of young people in Pittsburgh's most distressed and predominately African-American communities. 

Participants in Urban Matters use research, interviews and art to create tools to help demystify urban policies and increase participation in decision-making processes that impact and shape their communities. 

The URA's Urban Matters program was influenced by the Center for Urban Pedagogy in NYC, a nonprofit organization that uses the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement. The W|W team was utilized to help teach program participants basic design principles and to assist them in producing product artifacts. 

Over the course of 2 years, W|W assisted Urban Matters with three different projects: