Situated Systems

Situated Systems is an experimental collaborative site-specific research project. It explores the industrial and military history of San Francisco, and their role in shaping the region’s contemporary technology industries’ culture and products. Digital fabrication and additive manufacturing tools were used to transform the cultural, political, and spatial elements of the research into physical outputs, allowing us to share both our process and our outcomes via objects, documentation, and events. Details of our framing, approach, and methods are here.

Situated Systems was supported by Autodesk as the inaugural project of the Experimental Research Lab at the Pier 9 facility.

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Outputs and Documentation

Zines | Experimental Zine | Bibliography | Annotated Map | Map Tiles | Mare Island Extension Kit | Site Visit Boxes | Icons | Speculative Exhibition | Critical Tours | Stickers and T-Shirts


Sherri Wasserman

Sherri Wasserman makes things for print, digital, and physical space. She serves as Director of Experience Design for Unified Field and is an artist/designer-in-residence at metaLAB at Harvard University.

Georgina Voss

Georgina Voss is an anthropologist of technology and innovation systems, working at the intersection of design, futures, and policy. She is a co-founder of design and research co-operative Strange Telemetry, and teaches at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Debbie Chachra

Debbie Chachra is an Associate Professor of Materials Science at the Olin College of Engineering. Her research interests include engineering education, biological materials, design, and the interrelationship between technology and culture.

Ingrid Burrington

Ingrid Burrington makes maps, tells jokes, and writes about places, politics, and the weird feelings people have about both. She is currently artist-in-residence at Data and Society Research Institute.