Street Lab is a nonprofit that creates and shares extraordinary 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 others can do the same. Bring us to your neighborhood. Get a kit for your city.
In the Lab…
- New program WRITE NYC.
- New table design for public space.
- Collaboration with Columbia GSAPP students and a Harlem youth organization.
Winner 2014 Mayor of Boston’s Public Space Invitational.
Winner 2013 Innovations in Reading Prize.
Featured US Pavilion 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale Spontaneous Interventions
Since 2011, we’ve deployed our programs 756 times in 219 locations across NYC.
The Uni transforms each host site, offering visitors a special urban experience—enjoyable, educational, simple, direct, and out-of-the-ordinary.