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May 2019Partner Brad Samuels joins international workshop on the destruction of cultural property during conflict

Bringing together practitioners across fields, this two-day event explores how evidence is gathered and used to prosecute intentional attacks on cultural property.

April 2019SITU Research participates in a multi-disciplinary roundtable on open source investigations at The Hague

Organized by Berkeley’s Human Rights Center, this symposium is part of an ongoing initiative to create international protocols for open source investigations.

March 2019SITU hosts Cooper Union Spring Trustees and Alumni Reception

SITU cohosts the Cooper Union's Spring Trustees and Alumni Reception alongside fellow Cooper alumni and Brooklyn Navy Yard neighbor Crye Precision.

February 2019SITU discusses architecture-based research with SVA’s Design for Social Innovation program

Partner Brad Samuels discusses the role of design in SITU’s unique research work as part of the Global Guest Lecture series at the School of Visual Arts.

February 2019SITU Research presents work on human rights violations in Nicaragua at Columbia University

SITU Research joins members of the Interdisciplinary Group of Independent Experts (GIEI) to discuss their report on the violent repression of public protests in Nicaragua in April and May of 2018.

February 2019SITU Research work for the Rohingya crisis featured as one of Mapbox’s favorite community maps of 2018

Mapbox showcases our interactive platform for the Rohingya crisis as one of their favorite community maps of 2018.

January 2019Partner Brad Samuels presents SITU’s interdisciplinary work at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture

As part of the Spring 2019 Lecture Series at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, Director of Research Brad Samuels presents the interdisciplinary work of SITU Research reflecting on the expanded agency of the architect and the implications of technology across different disciplines.

December 2018SITU shares its interdisciplinary practice as part of Harvard GSD lecture series

Partner Brad Samuels joins Harvard Graduate School of Design for a second year to unpack SITU's interdisciplinary approach to architecture.

October 2018SITU discusses new tools for human rights accountability at UC Berkeley

Director of Research Brad Samuels speaks at UC Berkeley about harnessing the power of technology towards the advancement of human rights accountability.

October 2018SITU presents at Georgia Tech's Digital Building Lab Symposium

As technology is increasingly shaping our experience of the built environment, Partner Brad Samuels presents how SITU's interdisciplinary practice leverages digital and physical design methods to shape the built environment.

October 2018SITU speaks at The University of Utah’s School of Architecture, presenting new metrics for success within the field

As part of their School of Architecture Lecture Series on ETHOS, SITU discusses the role of user empowerment in architecture projects.

October 2018SITU hosts Workplace Wednesday event with Center for Architecture

We host a Workplace Wednesday tour of our fabrication shop and design studio as part of Center for Architecture's Archtober event series.

October 2018SITU Research presents work at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute

SITU Research is invited by Security Force Monitor to take part in the 20th anniversary event series "Resist | Decolonize | Create" at Columbia Law School's Human Rights Institute.

September 2018MIT Design Club: A Conversation with SITU

SITU joins the MIT Design Club for an overview of SITU’s interdisciplinary practice and a broader discussion on design-thinking as an opportunity for entrepreneurship and problem-solving across a wide range of industries.

August 2018Partner Brad Samuels speaks at Columbia Law School with the Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute and AAAS

Joining the AAAS Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights and Law Program, Brad is included in a presentation and dialogue about the future of geospatial evidence in international human rights litigation.

June 2018Architect’s Newspaper — "SITU Research and Amnesty International’s new interactive platform maps atrocities in Myanmar"

Architect’s Newspaper published an article about SITU and Amnesty International’s new interactive platform.

June 2018Mapbox — "Mapping human rights abuse: Amnesty International and SITU Research show the atrocities against Rohingya in Myanmar"

Mapbox published an interview with the SITU Research team about the platform that maps atrocities against Rohingya and turns a massive catalog of evidence into a poignant and striking interactive platform.

May 2018The New York Times Magazine — "Who Killed the Kiev Protesters? A 3-D Model Holds the Clues"

The New York Times published an investigative article on our reconstruction of events during Ukraine's Euromaidan protests.

April 2018SITU receives the President’s Citation Award for outstanding achievement in architecture from The Cooper Union

Presented at Cooper’s 2018 commencement, the award is given to alumni who have made important contributions to art, architecture, engineering or interdisciplinary studies.

April 2018Partner Brad Samuels speaks at the American Society of International Law Annual Meeting

Joining a panel on new technologies for criminal and human rights investigations, Brad presents SITU Research’s interdisciplinary work at the nexus of advocacy, fact-finding and technology.

November 2017Lecture on SITU's interdisciplinary practice at Harvard GSD

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.

November 2017Partner Brad Samuels selected for Urban Omnibus’ advisory board

Dedicated to observing, understanding and shaping the city, Urban Omnibus is an online publication affiliated with The Architectural League of New York.

November 2017SITU Partner presents new architectural solutions for commercial real estate at WORKTECH 17 Toronto

SITU’s Director of Design, Aleksey Lukyanov-Cherny shares new approaches to updating and activating spaces within commercial buildings.

October 2017Partner Brad Samuels presents at Yale University Art Gallery

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.

March 2017SITU presents L+ project at SXSW

Our L+ project to re-envision NYC libraries competes in SXSWedu's Learn by Design competition. 

December 2016Partner Brad Samuels delivers keynote at the American Association for Advancement of Science

AAAS—the world's largest multidisciplinary scientific society— invited SITU partner Brad Samuels to speak at their annual Human Rights Day breakfast in Washington, D.C.

November 2016The Architect's Newspaper — "SITU Research’s online platform details war crimes in Sudan conflict"

AN delves into our work with Amnesty International.

October 2016AIA — "Architects, designers thrive in Shark Tank-like competition"

The AIA reports on SITU Research competing at SXSWEco with our Spatial Practice for Evidence and Advocacy initiative.

October 2016SITU Research earns runner-up prize at SXSWEco

We presented our Spatial Practice as Evidence and Advocacy (SPEA) initiative at conference's Place by Design competition.

September 2016SITU Research launches interactive platform on Darfur with Amnesty International

The collaboration documents the use of chemical warfare on civilians in Jebel Marra, one of the most remote regions of Darfur. 

August 2016WIRED — "The Hague Convicts a Tomb-Destroying Extremist With Smart Design"

The publication explores SITU's work to leverage smart design in legal and advocacy contexts.

August 2016Artforum — "Defendant Pleads Guilty in First Cultural Destruction Trial at The Hague"

Artforum covers our collaboration with the International Criminal Court as it conducts its first ever trial on the destruction of cultural heritage.

July 2016The Real Deal — "New maps visualize disparity between assessed and market property values along Central Park"

This piece unpacks Section 581, our research project that visualizes how antiquated property tax codes contribute to inequity across Manhattan.

July 2016CityLab — "An Art Installation Visualizes the Boggling Tax Disparities Along Central Park"

CityLab covers our Section 581 project that renders visible the inequity of NYC property taxes.

September 2015Invisible New York named a finalist in Fast Company Innovation by Design Awards

Recognized in the City Solutions category, our project captured the informal housing networks within New York City, and proposed alternative solutions to support ground-up development.