Street Lab is a nonprofit that creates programs for public space across New York City—pop-up reading rooms, open-air drawing studios, and more. We do this work in order to improve the urban environment, strengthen neighborhoods, and bring New Yorkers together. We also send kits around the world so that other cities can do the same.

You may know us as the Uni Project in NYC…

…or from our work in Boston from 2006-2010.

Since 2011, we have been known primarily as the Uni Project in New York City. In 2019, we are re-introducing our original name of Street Lab. For now, details about our programs are available on our Uni Project web site. In the weeks ahead, that content will move to the web site you are visiting now, www.streetlab.org.

About our “new” name… Street Lab.

Street Lab was launched in 2006 in Boston, where we created community-oriented programs for public space. In 2011, we migrated the organization to New York City and launched the Uni Project, which 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.

Details about our programs are available at our Uni Project web site, which will soon be merged into the site you are visiting now, www.streetlab.org. Thanks for sticking with us!