Beyond the Frame—SITU Research

Thu, Oct 27, 2022 12pm - Sun, Nov 13, 2022 5pm

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Still from the video analysis of Don’t Shoot Portland (2020), with source footage and 3D site model.

Beyond the Frame is an exhibition presenting a selection of recent projects by SITU Research, a visual investigations practice based in Brooklyn, New York. The exhibition is organized by their approach to human rights and environmental justice through spatial studies and analysis across multiple scales—from the effects of a 6oz (40mm) tear gas canister on protesters to the impact of centuries-long mining in the Peruvian Andes of Cerro de Pasco.

In conjunction with the exhibition's opening, Brad Samuels AR'05, a founding partner of SITU, and Gauri Bahuguna, a computational designer and research at SITU, will speak about their work on October 27th

About SITU Research
SITU Research develops new forms of fact-finding to cut through digital noise and amplify truth. Working together as a group of designers, urbanists, computer scientists, and analysts, the team synthesizes disparate forms of digital evidence to provide exhaustive, factual accounts of contested events. 

SITU Research is comprised of Gauri Bahuguna, Researcher; Matt Cortright, Analyst; Bora Erden, Senior Research/Technical Lead; Helmuth Rosales, Researcher; Brad Samuels, Director and Founding Partner; Candice Strongwater, Project Coordinator. Exhibition Design by Amanda Sarantos.

Located in the Third Floor Hallway Gallery of the Foundation Building at 7 East 7th Street; open to Cooper Union students, faculty, and staff. 

  • Founded by inventor, industrialist and philanthropist Peter Cooper in 1859, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art offers education in art, architecture and engineering, as well as courses in the humanities and social sciences.

  • “My feelings, my desires, my hopes, embrace humanity throughout the world,” Peter Cooper proclaimed in a speech in 1853. He looked forward to a time when, “knowledge shall cover the earth as waters cover the great deep.”

  • From its beginnings, Cooper Union was a unique institution, dedicated to founder Peter Cooper's proposition that education is the key not only to personal prosperity but to civic virtue and harmony.

  • Peter Cooper wanted his graduates to acquire the technical mastery and entrepreneurial skills, enrich their intellects and spark their creativity, and develop a sense of social justice that would translate into action.