Gel Conference 2013We’ll have a unique opportunity on April 18 to present the Uni at the 10th Anniversary of the Gel Conference in NYC. Thank you to Gel founder Mark Hurst for inviting us to speak—we’re sprucing up our Uni presentation deck and looking forward to trying out some new ideas on a terrific audience.

Gel is about creating good experiences in tech, business, and society. When you get down to it, that’s the point of the Uni and our past work: give the public something good and meaningful in the commons. We’ll share some of what we’ve learned along the way, including a few slides we’re cooking up on a theme: “the dark side of the good experience.” Nothing sinister, just some ideas about how disappointment, frustration, even anger with BAD experiences can be critical to rising up and developing good ones, especially when you are in the “business” of social change.

Learn more about Gel and other speakers 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 Thanks for sticking with us!