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The Uni Project is a nonprofit that creates learning environments in public space across New York City. Using custom-designed installations, we pop up in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on experiences for all ages. We partner with community organizations and city agencies, and we prioritize underserved locations. We also send kits around the world so others can copy our model. Get a Uni!

Winner 2014 Mayor of Boston’s Public Space Invitational.

National Book FoundationWinner 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize.

Featured US Pavilion 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale Spontaneous Interventions

Our year-end fundraiser is underway! The goal is to raise $10,000 by Dec 31 to fund pop-up reading rooms at every low-income playground on our wait list for 2018. And we want to do it with small donations. Thanks for your support.

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

It makes me feel like I can do anything —Siqlani, 10, E. Harlem playstreet

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

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The Uni Project is the operating name (DBA) of Street Lab, a 501c3 nonprofit.