PACH NYUOn May 29, the Uni Project continued a three day run of reading rooms in Tompkins Square Park and Washington Square Park. Middle school-aged boys from George Jackson Academy are reading aloud their own poems and short essays for the public. Boys from The Boys’ Club of New York are contributing art. The run is made possible by a grant from the Project for the Advancement of Our Common Humanity (PACH) at NYU.  Below are photos from day two. (Jump to day one or day three.)

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A family from Dallas Texas walked right up to the Uni when we opened the cart.

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Leslie showed them one of her favorites: The Man Who Walked Between the Towers.

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They asked Leslie to read.

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The Towers were right over there, she’s pointing.

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Thank you boys. Washington Square Park has always been a place for poets. Keep on writing.

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!