We need a communal table to support our programming, and we want one that will distinguish us from the folding tables out there. But the table still needs be portable and lightweight enough to transport by minivan. Open Architecture New York—an organization that engages creative professionals in social impact projects—answered our call by hosting a lively charrette at the offices of Humanscale, where two teams competed to design us a table. Special thanks to Gloria Lau, for introducing us to Open Architecture Collaborative, and to longtime Street Lab supporter, Betty Chen of BYC Projects, for serving as one of the judges. Stay tuned as we get started on the next phase: building it!

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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!