SITU’s Brad Samuels will give a lecture on SITU’s interdisciplinary approach to architecture at Harvard on Monday, November 27th. Sharing SITU’s story as an alternative firm model, Brad will explore how this nontraditional perspective has informed the firm’s output, staff and vision.
Alternative Firm Models
Monday, November 27, 2017 from 4:30-6:00pm
111 Gund Hall
42-48 Quincy St.
What role can the visual arts play in fact-finding and reporting on human-rights issues? This question will guide Brad Samuels’ lecture at Yale University Art Gallery on October 12th. Presenting casework from SITU’s research division, Brad will discuss emerging methods, tools and technologies for visual and spatial analyses of human-rights violations, focusing on the interdisciplinary nature of these efforts. The talk includes recent work on the destruction of cultural heritage for the International Criminal Court, as well as video on the subject of the Kiev Euromaidan protests, currently on view in the exhibition Before the Event/After the Fact: Contemporary Perspectives on War.
Form and Admissibility: Experiments at the Intersection of Art, Law and Innovation
Thursday, October 12, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street (at York Street)
New Haven, Connecticut
We excited to announce that Michael Brotherton AIA, Vice President of SITU Fabrication, has been appointed co-chair of the AIA New York’s Technology Committee alongside Alexandra Pollock, the Director of Design Technology at FXFOWLE. The committee is dedicated to exploring and fostering dialogue surrounding current and future technologies that affect the AEC community. For more information about the committee, please visit the AIANY's website.
The Yale University Art Gallery highlights SITU Research as part of its new exhibition Before the Event/After the Fact: Contemporary Perspectives on War. Bringing together a range of contemporary approaches to the visual representation of conflict, the show features SITU’s digital reconstruction of the 2014 Euromaidan protests to illustrate photography and digital media as evidentiary tools.
Learn more about the exhibition here.
Before the Event/After the Fact: Contemporary Perspectives on War
June 21-December 31, 2017
Yale University Art Gallery
1111 Chapel Street
New Haven, CT
SITU Partner Wes Rozen joins curator Mariah Neilson, Carmody Groarke, Do/Su Studio Architecture, IwamotoScott, Jay Nelson, and Warren Techentin Architecture for a panel on the Museum of Craft and Design's exhibition Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts.
The show recreates and unpacks the pavilion projects of seven different firms through materials, drawings, films, models and full-scale installations from the original structures. As part of San Francisco Design Week, the panel will explore the themes and design processes behind these works.
Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts
June 24, 2017 1-2:30pm
Museum of Craft and Design
2569 Third Street
San Francisco, CA
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For more information on San Francisco Design Week, click here.
We are excited to participate in the Museum of Craft and Design’s summer 2017 show: Architectural Pavilions: Experiments and Artifacts. Presenting digital and handmade architectural pavilions by seven different firms, the show transforms the museum into an immersive architectural environment with a range of projects from small-scale models to full-scale installations.
Exploring the physical and collaborative processes within the field of architecture, the exhibition includes the work of the following studios: Carmody Groarke (London); Do/Su Studio Architecture (Los Angeles); IwamotoScott (San Francisco); Jay Nelson (San Francisco); Materials & Applications (Los Angeles); SITU Studio (New York); Warren Techentin Architecture (Los Angeles).
To check out SITU's pavilion work, click here.
For more information on the exhibition, click here.
SITU's short documentary, TRACES, about artist Duke Riley's project Fly By Night, will be premiering at Los Angeles' Architecture and Design Film Festival as part of Dwell on Design. The film, done in collaboration with Patrick Mandeville, documents Duke Riley's 2016 project for Creative Time, Fly By Night. At the call of a whistle, thousands of birds emerged from their home in a grand, converted historic boat docked at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The pigeons circled above the river as the sun set over Manhattan, and small leg bands, historically used to carry messages, were replaced with tiny LED lights, illuminating the sky in a transcendent union of public art and nature. TRACES dives into Fly By Night, including an interview with the artist himself, Duke Riley.
The festival will run from June 23rd-25th at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
TRACES will air multiple times over the course of the weekend.
To buy tickets, click here.
SITU Partner Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny participates in Crafting Technology: Handmade and Machine-made in Design Today, a panel organized by WantedDesign as part of NYCxDESIGN.
Moderated by Annie Block, Deputy Editor of Interior Design magazine, Aleksey will be joined by Rosanne Somerson, President of the Rhode Island School of Design, Gullian Graves, Head of Design & Science at ENSCI Les ateliers, and Jessica Banks, CEO and Founder of Rock Paper Robot.
The panel will take place on Tuesday, May 23rd from 12-1pm in the conversation room at Terminal Stores.
For more information on the talk, click here.
For more information on NYCxDESIGN, click here.
Partner Wes Rozen presents as part of the largest annual PechaKucha Night at the recently opened A/D/O space in Greenpoint for an evening championing COMMON SENSE. This event is sponsored by PechaKucha in collaboration with the Design Academy at A/D/O and NYCxDESIGN, New York City's official citywide celebration of design.
The event invites leading architects, designers, engineers, scientists, teachers and more to speak about common sense - whether learning valuable lessons, investigating new technologies, or totally failing - with a very social beer break or two. Topics will be a surprise until night of - please join us for what will be a great and unexpected evening of storytelling.
Doors open at 8pm, event begins at 8:20pm
To buy tickets for the event, click here.
SITU Partner Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny participates in WorkTech New York for the second year in a row. A two-day conference on work, workplace, technology and innovation, WorkTech17 explores The Future of Work and the Workplace.
This year, Aleksey is on WorkTech17's Masterclass panel at R/GA.
To learn more about the conference, click here.
SITU Studio was selected by the New York chapter of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to design and fabricate their Awards for Excellence in Development. Presented to seven winners on April 3rd, 2017, the awards are to celebrate development projects that exemplify excellence in land use practice, and promote the ULI's mission to create sustainable communities through responsible leadership.
Find out more about the awards here.
New York Build 2017 is the leading construction & design expo to focus exclusively on projects across New York City. As part of the expo, PechaKucha has organized New York State of Mind, in which SITU partner Wes Rozen will be presenting.
New York State of Mind runs from 2:30 - 4:30pm on March 16th, 2017 in the Javits Center.
For more information on New York Build 2017, click here.
For more information about PechaKucha, click here.
SITU Studio's L+ project is a finalist in SXSWedu's Learn by Design competition. Originally commissioned for the Center for an Urban Future and The Architecture League of New York's "Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries" competition, L+ proposes a flexible, replicable, and easily deployable system designed to support the diversity of today's library programming.
SITU's Amy Parker will present the proposal in the conceptual category of SXSWedu's Learn by Design competition, that celebrates the design of physical learning spaces and their potential to impact learning outcomes.
To learn more about L+, click here.
To learn more about SXSWedu and Learn by Design, click here.
On February 22nd, SITU Research Director Brad Samuels presents "UNDISCIPLINED: Reflections at the Intersection of Design, Technology, and Human Rights" at Columbia Law School. Examining the role that design can play in human rights fact finding and reporting, Samuels shares SITU’s recent projects and explores how interdisciplinary collaboration can lead to innovative and socially-minded work.
To find out more about this talk, or to attend, click here.
On February 4th, SITU partner Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny presents "Space As Generator: Designing Spaces for Interaction," at the Education Summit hosted by the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). The Summit kicks off Interaction 17, an annual design festival featuring of business leaders, designers and artists from around the world.
To find out more about Interaction 17, or to attend, click here.
“Yard Work,” an open and adaptable gallery designed by SITU, opened in February 2016 to display the rich work and culture of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Located in BLDG 92, the exhibition is adjacent to a new Brooklyn Roasting Company cafe. Together, the gallery and cafe offer an exciting new space at the Yard, designed to serve tenants as well as neighboring communities.
Through rotating and curated exhibitions, Yard Work showcases the tools, talents, people, products, community and culture of the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Celebrating the diversity of the Yard’s tenant base, the gallery reflects the Yard’s vision and role as an anchor of New York City’s modern industrial sector supporting a unique and innovative ecosystem.
Read The Architect's Newspaper's coverage of the new space here.
We are pleased to announce that SITU Partner Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny will be presenting Making Space for Learning as part of Educon 2.9 in Philadelphia, PA.
To find out more about EduCon 2.9, or to attend, click here.