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

Read a year-end letter from the co-founders of the Uni Project with 2018 highlights, 2019 plans, and a request for your support. Your donation will directly support our work in low-income communities. Thanks!

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

Thank you to our sponsors and supporters!

Upcoming Events

Sun 20

DRAW at Chelsea Market

January 20, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun 27

DRAW at Chelsea Market

January 27, 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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