• The Uni Project READ NYC

  • The Uni Project DRAW NYC

cart-closed-diagramThe Uni Project is a nonprofit offering a whole new kind of pop-up for New York City—portable learning environments. In plazas, parks, and other public spaces. Nearly 300 deployments in 51 neighborhoods since 2011. READ, DRAW, and coming soon SOLVE. See where we go.

We also send kits around the world so others can copy our model. Get a Uni!

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We believe that the act of learning is powerful. The Uni puts learning on an urban stage to improve lives, transform neighborhoods, strengthen communities, and say something about our priorities as a city.

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Being here makes me feel like, I’m reading—I’m a beautiful person.
—S, age 7, in the Bronx

The Uni is a public space project that transforms each host site, offering visitors a special urban experience—enjoyable, educational, simple, direct, and out-of-the-ordinary. —Betty Chen, NYC Planning Commission

monum_BostonLOGO _100Winner 2014 Mayor of Boston’s Public Space Invitational.

national book foundationWinner 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize.

venice_biennale_125Featured US Pavilion 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale Spontaneous Interventions

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!


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The Uni is a project of Street Lab, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.