The Uni Project is dedicated to expanding a culture of learning beyond the walls of schools and libraries and into public space. We've developed a new tool to do this work: a portable educational environment called the Uni that can be dropped into almost any available street-level location. Part library, part classroom, the Uni provides a place to gather around books and learning experiences, right in the heart of neighborhoods all across New York City.
We're also making Uni infrastructure for others. Read about our second Uni, which was shipped to Almaty, Kazakhstan for the US State Department. We've been at this work for a while—check out the Storefront Library.
Library Journal described the Uni as one of several “groundbreaking ideas...that could stimulate out-of-the-box thinking on how to impact library users in fresh ways.”
See what other people are saying about us.
Wednesday, May 29, Clement Clarke Moore Park, Chelsea, Manhattan, working with high school students to deploy the Uni.
Thursday, May 30, Crown Heights, Brooklyn, in partnership with St. John’s Place Family Center and Banco Popular.
New dates in July and August just announced for East Harlem, West Harlem, Mott Haven-Bronx!
More details, schedules, and maps at Find the Uni.
We’re honored to announce that the Uni has been awarded a 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize from the National Book Foundation. Congratulations to everyone on the team and supporters!
During cold weather, the Uni has been on display in the Queens Museum of Art. Learn about the exhibit and see a time lapse video.