UNDISCIPLINED: Reflections at the Intersection of Design, Technology, and Human Rights

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107
Feb 22
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 @ 12:10pm to 1:10pm
Jerome Greene Hall, Room 107

What role can design play in human rights fact finding and reporting?  Bradley Samuels, founding partner and director of SITU Research, will discuss emerging methods, tools and technologies for the visualization and spatial analysis of human rights violations in both legal and advocacy contexts. Samuels will present a selection of recent case work with a focus on the interdisciplinary nature of these efforts.

Bradley Samuels is a founding partner and director of SITU Research. Samuels is regularly invited to present SITU’s work at the intersection of design and human rights. Recent lectures include participating in a panel at the Queens Museum's panel on data visualization, speaking at The Starr Forum on Human Rights and Technology at MIT’s Center for International Studies, presenting at NYU Law and Columbia Law on technology’s role in international criminal law and justice, lecturing at the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA) on expanding architectural techniques to new fields, and presenting before the American Society of International Law.

Samuels teaches in the studio sequence in the undergraduate Barnard / Columbia Architecture program. He also sits on the board of The Architectural League of New York and is part of the Advisory Group for the Human Rights Methodology Lab, a joint initiative between NYU Law and Columbia Law. He holds a B.A. from Vassar College in Art History and a B. Arch from the Cooper Union School of Architecture.

Lunch will be provided.

Contact Info: 
For questions regarding the event, please contact Randi Aho at the Human Rights Institute at randi.aho@law.columbia.edu