Artist and educator Deb Putnoi has a passion: getting you to draw. And she has a way to do it: a traveling, interactive exhibit called The Drawing Lab.

We visited her studio a few days ago and asked her to create a mini Drawing Lab for the Uni. While we were talking, I noticed her Zoetrope sitting in a corner. I had to ask. And she said yes.

I’m pleased to announce that the Uni at New Amsterdam Market on Sep. 11 will have a working Zoetrope where you can create your own hand-powered animation.

(Don’t know what a Zoetrope is? The Uni has a dictionary. Come on down, and we’ll look it up together.)

Thanks Deb—we’re excited to have you on board.

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 Thanks for sticking with us!