Where we work
Public space, in all five boroughs of New York City.
Deployments since 2011. Larger dots indicate more visits.
We go to NYC Plazas...
...and NYC Street Festivals
...and NYC Play Streets
...and NYC Parks & Playgrounds
Since 2011, we’ve offered over 500 days of programming in 150+ public spaces across New York City. We respond to requests from local groups who serve as our host partners. We have 100+ community partners, and 86% of our work is in low/moderate-income areas. We partner with NYC Department of Transportation and NYC Department of Parks and Recreation, and we align our work with citywide initiatives focused on resource equity, parks, plazas, community safety, and educational achievement gaps.
Deployments by Year
We also send kits around the world so that other cities can copy our model. So far, we’ve created 35 reading room kits for libraries, agencies, and organizations across the globe.
Explore deployments on our blog:
Our residency in Washington Square Park rolls along, and today we switched things up to offer our DRAW program, a open-air art studio featuring fine art materials donated by Blick Art Materials, an artist-in-residence, and special materials contributed by The Drawing...read more
Our portable, hands-on exhibit about urban nature landed in Sara D Roosevelt Park as part of our fall residency in Chinatown. People tried biological drawing techniques using water color brushes donated by Blick Art Materials and examined urban bird specimens prepared...read more
We build our pop-up gear for libraries and other organizations that want to make a place for learning. The SoHo Memory Project has taken a Uni cart in a special direction, creating a roving local history museum for the neighborhood. Here it is on Sullivan Street...read more
Today, the Uni Project returned to Washington Square Park to create an open-air exhibit about urban nature in the northwest corner of the park. We called it EXPLORE NYC, and our focus today was urban birds, presented in partnership with Washington Square Park Eco...read more
Today DRAW NYC landed at street festival—a NYC DOT Weekend Walk—hosted by the Downtown Brooklyn Partnership. Participation made possible by NYC DOT with support from Blick Art Materials. We set up next to staff from the local Blick store on Myrtle St. and we featured...read more
EXPLORE NYC, our portable, hands-on science exhibit about urban nature landed in Sara D Roosevelt Park to begin a fall residency in NYC Chinatown. Passersby could stop and try biological drawing techniques using water color brushes donated by Blick Art Materials.read more