Calling NYC architects and designers! Join a charrette hosted by Open Architecture New York on Thursday, May 16 and help design a communal table that we’ll use in public spaces across the city to bring New Yorkers together. We’re constantly rolling out new programs for the street, and we need a beautiful, efficient, and stable(!) solution to share inspiring things with New Yorkers of all ages. The tables will be used for building LEGO at a play street, sharing typewriters in our new program called WRITE, creating communal drawing activities, and more. Help us create an eye-catching, portable table that we can share in 150+ public spaces across all five boroughs.

The charrette will be a fun night for designers, and the winning team will be selected by a panel of jurors to further develop and build their design concept. Sign up here!

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!