We’re live at Kickstarter where a 30-day fundraising drive is underway. We need to raise $20,000 by August 15 to construct the first Uni, which will be launched in New York City, Fall 2011. Check out our special Kickstarter Rewards, which will feature the work of our friends at M+E Design. Even small donations help create the momentum we need to have a successful Kickstarter drive. Thanks for your help in spreading the word.

Here’s a snapshot of David Costanza and Alexander Marshall, graduate students at MIT, who are already hard at work on preparations for Uni construction. The guys are leaning on a roto-molding machine they built from scratch specifically for fabrication of the Uni cover elements. David and Alex are part of a great team, and a growing team, which is putting in long hours to build, launch, and operate the Uni.

Stay tuned as we introduce more of the people behind the Uni during the fund drive. And, there will be video of that machine rotating simultaneously in multiple directions.

We're getting a "new" name... Street Lab.

The Uni Project is the work of Street Lab, a nonprofit launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated Street Lab to New York City and launched the Uni Project. The Uni began as a single, portable reading room and has since grown into a city-wide initiative offering more than 700 days of pop-up programming in 150+ public spaces across the city. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name Street Lab to tie all this work together going forward, with much more to come.

For now, details about our programs are available here on the Uni Project web site. Soon, that content will move to www.streetlab.org. Thanks for sticking with us!