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Onward to the Uni Project

We’re hard at work on the Uni now, and you can read all about it on the Uni web site, which picks up where this blog leaves off. Below, the Street Lab blog looks back at our previous projects, like a community film series in a vacant lot, performing arts rehearsals in public space, and […]

Kickstart the Uni

Our 30-day fundraising drive for the Uni launched this morning on Kickstarter. We’re asking people to help us create a portable, open-air reading room for New York City launching this fall. Join us by: pledging on Kickstarter (pay only if we reach our goal on August 15) following us on Twitter: @findtheuni liking us on […]

Stepping into the Uni

We’re just a few days away from launching a fundraising drive to build the Uni, a portable reading room for public space. We’d like to offer a preview of the Uni to those of you following the blog here at Boston Street Lab. Below are new links—feedback always appreciated. In a few days from now, we’ll […]

StreetFest at the Festival of Ideas for the New City

This weekend I walked up and down the Bowery and around Sara D. Roosevelt Park in NYC to see what ideas were on offer at the street festival called “StreetFest,” organized by the New Museum in conjunction with its Festival of Ideas for the New City. I knew I wanted to see this street festival […]

UNI Librarian participates in Beyond Books Conference on Libraries and Journalism

Chelsea Gunn is one of five volunteer UNI librarians working with Boston Street Lab on the UNI, which is our project to create a portable, outdoor reading room for cities. As part of that work, Chelsea attended the Beyond Book Conference on the future of Libraries and Journalism at MIT. In the weeks ahead, we’ll […]

Planning the Uni, thinking about bookmobiles.

This post is a quick compilation of research by UNI Librarians Lindsey Danis and Chelsea Gunn on the status and history of Bookmobiles in Boston. Our goal was to draw on the bookmobile experience as we develop the UNI. BOSTON BOOKMOBILE TIMELINE Historical (Boston Bookmobile on Flickr) 2003 Floating Bookmobile in Hudson MA (Wicked Local 2003-07-23 […]

Volunteer Librarians now at work on the UNI

Boston Street Lab is pleased to introduce a group of graduate students from Simmons’ Graduate School of Library and Information Science who have volunteered to help us create a collection of books for our next project called the the UNI, a portable, open-air reading room set to launch in Boston this summer: Lindsey Danis (Simmons GSLIS […]