This summer, we encountered a wonderful exhibit on Governors Island that evoked the street scenery of New York City and prompted you to solve puzzles with magnetized pickles. It also asked you to use your powers of spatial reasoning to connect appliances to water mains and electrical lines. The exhibit was the work of educator/public mathematician Robert Berkman, who, among other things, has a family math program called “Street Math.” The exhibit was his first experiment with walk-up, self-guided learning in public space. We knew right away his work and mission were a great fit for the Uni.

Robert’s math organization is called Better Living Through Mathematics. We’re thrilled he agreed to re-create his mobile, street math exhibit for the Uni. We’re hoping this also marks the beginning of many interesting collaborations with teachers and exhibit designers to create more hands-on, educational cubes for the Uni.

 

(Browse more of our Uni cubes here.)

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!