Over the past few months, we’ve been working on a new installation that lets New Yorkers learn about the city’s architecture, engineering, and construction, while building together with LEGO, Magna-Tiles, Imagination Playground Blocks, and more. Despite some oncoming weather, on Sunday, May 13, we put our BUILD prototype on the streets during Design Walk Brooklyn and let people kick the tires!

Thanks to our host, Atlantic Ave BID, and volunteers from WSP. Thanks to the companies mentioned above and to the city’s Department of Design and Construction Community Partnerships and STEAM initiatives for generously donating program materials. And finally, thanks to our friends and collaborators in New Orleans over the years, PlayBuild NOLA, for advice and inspiration, and to Bill Bancroft, our design and fabrication partner for this prototype. More deployments of BUILD coming soon.

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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!