November 13, 2015

    Partner Brad Samuels joins panel at Columbia Law School symposium

    SITU Partner Brad Samuels participates in a panel entitled New Technologies and Tactics for Human Rights hosted by Columbia Law School as part of a day-long symposium - Origins and Innovations: A Celebration of Clinics at Columbia Law School.  The event recognizes Columbia Law School's long-standing history of clinical education and seeks to discuss current social justice issues, to examine the critical role of clinical legal education in the 21st century.

    Sarah Knuckey, Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein Clinical Associate Professor of Human Rights; Director, Human Rights Clinic; Faculty Co-Director, Human Rights Institute Columbia Law School
    Benjamin Hoffman, Clinical Teaching Fellow & Lecturer-in-law, Human Rights Clinic
    Brad Samuels, Partner, Situ Studio
    Holly Stubbs '15, Fellow, Center for Economic and Social Rights
    Gulika Reddy '16, Founder & Director, Schools of Equality (Chennai, India)
    September 15, 2015

    Invisible New York named a Finalist in Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

    The winners for Fast Company’s prestigious Innovation by Design Awards were recently announced live on FastCoDesign.com. SITU Studio is pleased to share that our design research and proposal Invisible New York was named a Finalist in the City Solutions category. The project, along with the work of all the winners and finalists are highlighted in the October issue of the print magazine.

    The Innovation by Design Awards program, now in its fourth year, honors the most innovative and disruptive design solutions to today’s business problems.  This year’s judging panel, which was once again comprised of the world’s best design minds, selected the finalists from among 1,500 international submissions across 14 categories—the most ever. Panelists in the City Solutions category included Denise Cherry, Founder and Principal, Studio O+A; Nicole Dosso, Director, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill; Richard Florida, Author, Rise of the Creative Class; and Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, Bloomberg Associates.
    June 10, 2015

    SITU Research Launches SPEA project

    SITU Research is pleased to announce the launch of Spatial Evidence and Advocacy (SPEA) - a project that will utilize spatial analysis and visualization in the service of human rights and fact-finding and reporting. Mobilizing innovating applications of existing and emerging technologies, a primary goal of SPEA is to broaden the "tool kit" and culture of human rights work to include design as an integral component of legal and advocacy initiatives.

    The project is made possible through the generous support of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation and the Oak Foundation.  

    To view and download the full press release please click here

    May 30, 2015

    SITU participates in IDEAS CITY panel titled, "Invisible Ecologies"

    Brad Samuels joins a panel of artists including Tom Ackers, Leah Beeferman and Melanie Gilligan in a conversation entitled, "Invisible Ecologies" moderated by Leah Kelly, Research Associate at Rockefeller University. The panel, the second in a series organized by ETH Zurich and the Center for Architecture asks , "How invisitble ecologies can be represented and made visible and urgent?" The discussion will take place at 6:30 pm in the ETH Zurich Future Garden and Pavilion at 33 East 1st Street and is part of IDEAS CITY 2015 New York City Festival for the Future taking place May 28-30 in various locations throughout the city.  

    To learn more about the IDEAS CITY festival visit http://www.ideas-city.org/

    May 2, 2015

    Brad Samuels moderates post-screening panel at Union Docs

    Saturday May 2nd documentary art center UnionDocs hosts a night of screenings co-presented by Urban Omnibus and featuring films that examine labor in the context of citymaking.  Natasha Raheja’s short film Cast in India (2014) sheds light on Howrah, a factory town just across the Hooghly River from India’s major port city of Kolkata (Calcutta), to witness the working lives of the men who produce those ubiquitous and iconic objects of the city. Maxim Pozdorovkin and Joe Bender’s Capital: A City Symphony (2010) looks to Astana, Kazakhstan — one of the world’s youngest capital cities — on its tenth anniversary in 2008.
    Following the screenings, Director of SITU Research Brad Samuels will sit down with filmmakers Maxim Pozdorovkin, Joe Bender, and Natasha Raheja to discuss labor, infrastructure, and what makes a city today.
    More information available here
    March 18, 2015

    SITU partner Bradley Samuels participates in City Regenerative panel and discussion.

    SITU partner Bradley Samuels joins a panel of journalists, architects, designers, and public officials to discuss the impact of climate change on infrastructure and urban development, and the challenges we face as megacities expand and/or densify.  The event, entitled, City Regenerative is hosted by The National Academy Museum & School and co-sponsored by FXFOWLE.   Kenneth Schwartz, Favrot Professor and Dean, and Director, Phyllis M. Taylor Center for Social Innovation and Design Thinking, Tulane School of Architecture serves as moderator.
    Ariella Cohen, Executive Editor and Interim Director, Next City
    Porie Sakia-Eapen, AIA, FCIOB, Director of Sustainability and Environmental Compliance, Metropolitan Transportation Authority NY
    Rob Eisenstat, AIA, Chief Architect, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
    Jeffrey Shumaker, Chief Urban Designer, New York City Department of City Planning
    More information here.
    January 18, 2015

    SITU Research presents Left to Die Report at Momenta Art

    SITU Reseach presents Left to Die report for Frames of War, opening Sunday, January 18th at Momenta Art. 

    Frames of War will run until March 23rd, 2015. As part of programming  for the exhibition, Momenta Art will host screenings and discussions on February 7th and 8th. 

    Bradley Samuels of SITU Reseach will be participating in dissussion with Thomas Keenan and Touseeft Chebbui on Saturday, February 7th, from 3-7pm.

    For more information about the Left to Die Report, click here

    For more information on Frames of War and Momenta Art, click here.