As part of CUP’s Making Policy Public series, Candy Chang collaborated with Sean Basinski of The Street Vendor Project, Rosten Woo and John Mangin of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), and street vendors across New York City to develop this guide so vendors can understand their rights, avoid fines, and earn an honest living. She designed and illustrated the guide, which translates the most commonly violated rules into accessible diagrams and includes text in English, Bengali, Chinese, Arabic, and Spanish. The guide also features the history of street vending in New York, vendors’ personal stories, and policy reform recommendations (lift license caps, increase street access, reduce the fines, and reform administration & enforcement). Thousands of copies were distributed to street vendors for free, and the guide is available as a free pdf or as a $6 print version on CUP’s Making Policy Public site. Featured in the 2010 National Design Triennial at the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.
2009. 32″ x 22″ fold-out poster, heavy 80 lb. Lynx Brightwhite Smooth matte paper stock. New York, NY. Produced by the Center for Urban Pedagogy.
“I think it would be a great advantage to all the peddlers to have a translated copy of the license issued. As it is, some of the Italians cannot understand the regulations of the road and the ordinances of the City. If it were printed in English…in Yiddish…in Greek, Italian and Syrian for the others it would prove to be a great aid to them.” - Rev. Bernardino Polizzo, during a hearing on the pushcart menace, 1905