Dutch library visitThis morning, I was honored to introduce the Uni to a group of distinguished librarians hailing from the Netherlands. They came to New York City on a visit organized by Eimer Wieldraaijer, Bibliotheekblad/Dutch Library Journal, which covered all three public libraries and the Uni as well.

Thanks to Eimer as well as Rob Bruijnzeels and Rammy Speyer, who trekked to Corona the day before to see the Uni on the street. We’re also grateful for books donated by the librarians. The Uni is inspired in part by my own travels in Northern Europe and the Netherlands in particular, so to be recognized by the group was special to me. Dank u!

Dutch library visit

Dutch library visit

Dutch library visit

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!