ideascityThe Uni returns to the Lower East Side once again! This time, we’ll visit IDEAS CITY 2013 to show folks how the Uni works. Come meet us Sat 5/4, 11am-6pm on Stanton St at Bowery (map).

We’ll show off the Uni infrastructure, including a new bench design. On site, we’ll also be putting together three new cubes:

  • Check out a citizen-science cube for identifying ant species (with microscope!), created by Andrew Collins. Andrew is a science communicator and educator who has taught science in NYC schools and is currently pursuing for a degree at Columbia University.
  • Explore a cube about geologic time scale, plotting some (extremely) old events on a rope timeline, created by Winifred Kehl, a science writer and museum exhibit developer who specializes in informal (outside the classroom) science education.
  • NYC artist Lisa Bateman has curated a cube reprising a work of hers currently on display at EIDIA House in Brooklyn called The Book Cart, gathering some of the oldest books in circulation in the New York Area for your perusal. Also included is a limited edition print, called “what I remember most is this,” an inkless letterpress text of a remembered short story in a book which Lisa has lost—the narrative distorted and manipulated as a tool for invention through forgetting.

Stop by and introduce yourself to the Uni. See you on the street!

Ants in Uni

New ant cube in the Uni

New time cube in the Uni

New time cube in the Uni

Oldest Books Cube

Oldest Books Cube

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 600 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!