- Boston Children’s Museum
- Brooklyn Book Festival and Brooklyn Public Library
- East New York Farms!
- Graham Avenue Business Improvement District
- New Amsterdam Market
- Queens Museum of Art
- Barbara Cohen – New York Bound Books
- Furnace Press and Place in History
- Jared Green’s Flash Fiction
- Louis Armstrong House Museum
- Yukie Ohta
- Deb Putnoi’s The Drawing Lab
The Uni is a new kind of shared learning environment, capable of supporting a full schedule of public readings, talks, classes, afterschool programs, workshops, and screenings. The Uni’s books establish the tone and set the stage for a variety of street-level learning experiences, from language classes to documentary films to hands-on demonstrations. (We envision a calendar of events similar to our 2009-2010 Storefront Library calendar.)
We’re developing the Uni to partner with existing organizations. Museums, universities, and established nonprofits want to reach outside of their walls. Small organizations often don’t have space at all. Either way, it’s challenging for a single organization to go it alone and produce programs in public space. The Uni provides a way for multiple groups to share a reliable, outdoor-ready infrastructure which is specifically designed and equipped for successful street-level engagement. We believe the result will be exciting: new kinds of learning experiences for the public at street level, and new opportunities for institutions to collaborate through the Uni.