Consulting • Training • Research

Our founding mission is “to advance public knowledge about the meaning of place, foster connections and understanding between people of diverse backgrounds, and inspire and reflect a culture of community participation through providing welcoming, well-researched, inclusive, and engaging educational experiences and resources to people of all ages and abilities.”

Turnstile Studio allows us to extend this mission beyond the programming we currently operate in New York City. We are always looking for partners and clients who share these values, and we seek to share the depth and breadth of our experience and expertise to support cultural sites, community-based institutions, economic development organizations, and other non-profits, in their efforts to more effectively engage the public. 

We provide consulting services to support the capacity-building efforts of organizations to more effectively welcome, engage, and inform the public through placemaking and civic participation projects, public programming and tours, and educational, interpretive, and wayfinding resources.

Thanks to the diverse talents of our team, who combine decades of experience in a range of fields, our core competencies include:

  • Organizational capacity-building for public engagement
  • Staff training and professional development
  • Research and content production
  • Visitor services and engagement
  • Accessibility training and technical assistance
  • Visitor wayfinding: mapmaking and place-based interpretation
  • Development and evaluation of tours and public programs

Below you will find examples of our past projects – please contact us if you would like more information about our practice at Turnstile Studio.