Uni Carts

The Uni Cart transports books and activities inside a patented, rolling stage case, which unfolds into an attractive, two-sided sculptural shelf. Magnets allow the cart to stay open in partially open positions, as well as fully open. The carts can be built in different sizes and can also be outfitted with a special, extra-large shelf for drawing boards, oversized books, and other materials.

On level ground, a fully loaded Uni cart can be moved by one person. Carts can roll through a standard doorway, so the entire kit can be stored indoors and moved outside by hand. A hasp allows a cart to be locked shut and secured in place. The key advantage of the cart is that it keeps all materials consolidated in a single unit for transport and storage. (Patent No. D744,773)

The Tall cart offers a total of 18 shelf bays across two sides. The height of the cart attracts attention and provides ample room for books, face-outs, activities, and signage.

The Mini cart has 10 shelf bays across two sides and provides a table-height top surface that is great for activities and displays. The smaller size makes the Mini easier to transport.

Two or more tall carts can be combined to create larger structures.

 In NYC, we use carts to expand our programming beyond books to include art, science activities, exhibits, and more.

The top surface of the mini cart is a good height to for displays for adults and older children.

The mini cart can be outfitted with a special extra-large shelf for drawing boards, oversized books, and more.

We make a custom marine canvas cover.

Another option: “seatbelts” to secure books from sliding off the shelf in transit. Belts hide behind the books when the cart is open.

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!