The Uni Project has launched an eight week residency in Sara D. Roosevelt Park in NYC’s Chinatown. Our work in Chinatown is part of a partnership with NYC Parks to serve neighborhoods in the city’s Community Parks Initiative, and we’re supported by Leaves of Grass Fund and schedule)
Longtime followers of the Uni Project may recall that our work in public space began in Boston’s Chinatown with the Chinatown Storefront Library and Films at the Gate (still running today). In 2016, a special Uni reading room will open in Boston’s Chinatown on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, operated in partnership with the Greenway Conservancy. We’re exploring ways to connect both Chinatowns through these open-air reading rooms—stay tuned!
NYC Chinatown, May 12, 2016:
Leslie prepares the Uni collection for Chinatown—pick good books.
We purchased some new titles nearby at Museum of Chinese in America and McNally Jackson.
The Uni in Chinatown is our original Uni cart—a prototype actually—designed and fabricated by the team at Höweler + Yoon Architecture.
The Uni in Chinatown is run by Joeyee Yan. She introduces our tangram to the crowd…
Everyone on the street gets involved. Learn. Together. NYC.
Joeyee shows off a beautiful pop-up book donated by Museum of Chinese in America to the Uni in 2012.
Our mini book reviews are a hit in Chinatown. You can add your review and photo to the side of the Uni cart.
May 18, 2016:
Joeyee is ready for our second week on the street!
See what this this patron was drawing? Look in the background.
The Uni in Chinatown offers high quality drawing materials donated by Blick Art Materials.
Join us at the Hester St Crossing every Thursday 3:30pm-7:30pm through June!