FF – Distance Edition: SITU

SITU walks us through the three divisions of their Brooklyn-based practice.

February 5, 2021

Recorded on January 14, 2021.

The League’s monthly First Friday events are informal social gatherings that allow members to visit the offices of leading design practices and see work in progress.

The League’s monthly First Friday series have shifted to a new online format and other days of the week. Each event explores design practices in New York City and beyond that operate in multiple roles—coupling architecture with initiatives including design advocacy, fabrication research, and community engagement.

Describing their practice as a “sum greater than its parts,” Katie Shima, Bradley Samuels, and Andrew Emmett discuss the roles of the studio, research, and fabrication divisions of SITU and give a virtual tour of their fabrication studio in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The studio members share a range of recent and ongoing projects including structural additions to help facilitate the safe reopening of Brooklyn Lab Charter School, seating amenities for Little Island park, and visual investigations into human rights violations.

The presentation is followed by a Q+A moderated by Quilian Riano, founder and lead designer of DSGN AGNC and the associate director of Kent State University’s Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative (CUDC).