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cart-closed-diagramThe Uni Project runs a program of pop-up reading rooms for New York City. Plazas, parks, and other public spaces. 200+ deployments in 46 neighborhoods since 2012. See where we go!

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

Uni on Governors Island

Uni-cart-above-crA new initiative brought the Uni to 35 play streets in Harlem, the Bronx, and Brooklyn in 2014.

Contact us to bring a Uni reading room to your neighborhood.

Donate to the Uni

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.