San Mateo County LibraryIn March 2014, The Uni Project fabricated, shipped, and installed a portable reading room for the San Mateo County Library. The inaugural deployment for this open-air reading room will be a county fair, and we’ll keep you posted where this adventurous library goes next. Thank you to all the terrific staff at San Mateo for giving us the chance to work together. You inspire us. Read on California.

Anne-Marie Despain and Sam Davol

Sam hands off a Uni reading room to Anne-Marie Despain, Director of San Mateo County Library.


Uni San Mateo

Uni San Mateo


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!