Gel ConferenceOn April 23, the Uni landed in midtown Manhattan at the Times Center for the 2015 Gel Conference. In 2013, Leslie and Sam presented at 2013 Gel, and we returned this year to share a progress report.

Thanks always to Gel founder Mark Hurst for inviting us to be a part of the Gel experience.



In the wings of the Times Center, five minutes to stage, the Uni is calm and in position.

Gel 2015

Gel 2015





Sam joined our friend and 2015 Gel presenter Michael Hearst to perform a song.





Sam and Leslie Davol, of The Uni Project, at Gel 2013.

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!