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A year-end letter from the co-founders of the Uni Project

Dear Friends of the Uni, We’re writing with news of the Uni Project and to ask for your support. In 2018, we blew past a milestone—600 deployments in public space—and our work continues to expand beyond portable reading rooms. Through it all, we try to...

At the 2018 Hindsight Conference with NYC DOT

We created a special pop-up reading room in partnership with NYC DOT at Hindsight 2018, an annual conference focused on diversity and planning organized by the Diversity Committee of the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association. In between sessions,...

Building together on Doyers St in Chinatown

  BUILD NYC is our new program that offers New Yorkers a way to build together, side-by-side, on the street. This weekend we landed on Doyers St in Chinatown (currently a temporary pedestrian plaza) hosted by our friends at Chinatown Partnership. Thanks to our...

Building together on Montague St in Brooklyn Heights

Our newest program BUILD NYC landed at a busy street festival hosted by Montague St BID in Brooklyn Heights. Made possible with support from Montague St BID and also the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. Thanks as...

Drawing together in Ridgewood

Today our program DRAW NYC landed at a NYC DOT Weekend Walk hosted by the Myrtle Avenue BID in Ridgewood. We set up next to staff from Blick and had help from two great volunteers, Lauren and Cathrine, from the engineering firm WSP. (Thank you!) Participation was made...

Wrapping up a residency in Washington Square Park

Our 2018 residency in Washington Square Park concluded today with an open-air drawing studio in the northwest corner of the park. Fine art materials from Blick Art Materials, an artist-in-residence, and special materials from The Drawing Center rounded out the...

An hands-on exhibit about urban nature in NYC Chinatown

Our portable exhibit about urban nature returned to Sara D Roosevelt Park today, featuring bird specimens from WSP Eco Projects and biological drawing activities. Our fall residency in Chinatown continues thanks to the generosity of our individual donors...

Drawing together in the Village

Our residency in Washington Square Park continued today as we created an open-air drawing studio. People enjoyed fine art materials from Blick Art Materials, an artist-in-residence, and special materials from The Drawing Center. Made possible by Washington Square Park...