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The Uni Project is a nonprofit that brings learning opportunities to public space in New York City. Using custom-designed installations, we pop up in parks, plazas, and other public spaces to offer reading, drawing, and hands-on activities that let New Yorkers embrace the act of learning. We partner with community organizations and city agencies, and we prioritize underserved locations.
See where we go.

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

Help the Uni, Help NYC
Right now, we have an urgent need for additional funding to keep our reading rooms open all season. In 2017, a record number of neighborhoods have asked us to create a way to gather around learning. Over 90% are low-income. Simply put, we’re running out of funds to pay our drivers and program staff to answer every call. Here’s the ask. Here’s how to donate. Thanks for your support.

Donate to the Uni Project

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!

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