About The Sit Project

The SIT Project is an endeavor in neighborhood solidarity based on the premise that if you see something that is broken, go fix it. I find chairs that have been tossed to the curb and are destined for the landfill, then take them home and re-FAB-ilitate them;  whether that means lassoing a broken arm rest together with colorful duct tape, painting a laughing face on the seat, or simply adding a frilly parasol.  Then I take the newly restored chair and plant it at a bus stop with no seating. It’s that easy.


    Posted By brendan | Saturday, May 25th, 2013

    Well my friends, there is only one chair left curbside as of this afternoon…
    Most of the chairs that were out there were collected in one day – city wide…

    I know I’ve always said that its a bit flattering that someone out there is snatching them all up for themselves but after doing this for so long, only to see them disappear after a few days of life on the streets… it gets a big sad.

    After 4 years and over 300 chairs, it seems like it may be time to move on.

    This was an experiment in neighborhood solidarity from the very beginning. A way to see how one person could give back to the community they love, and I have to say it changed my life. It opened doors to wonderful people and organizations that I never would have met if I hadn’t taken a chance and just put that simple little chair at that one bus stop so long ago.

    I want to say thank you everyone for your constant support and thumbs ups .To those of you who saw worth in what I was doing and not only gave me advice, or words of encouragement but also money to carry on doing the project. There were times where I was living off of peanut butter and jelly cracker sandwiches and sun tea but the simple act of making a chair to put out on the street would make my day. Being able to go out and buy paint and duct tape with funds from an anonymous donor gave me courage and confidence as a fledgling artist and community organizer, so again, thank you.
    Your love and good “joo-joo” made this little project of mine a real pleasure.

    I’ll keep doing what I do, but for now, SIT is on hiatus.

    Peace out homies.

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