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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

Special initiative: help fund pop-up reading rooms at low-income NYC playgrounds on our wait list for 2018. We meet kids who are bright, curious, and primed to love learning. But the city around them doesn’t always make it easy. Help us level the playing field.

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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.