Situated engagement joins community. Situated engagement is about leaving control of the scene to those that set the norms for a community gathering. It naturally recognizes community members as experts, since they are closest to the community’s priorities, obstacles, and identity. Rather than fostering an “us versus them” othering mentality, situated engagement builds a healthy sensitivity to the shifting dynamics of insider and outsider in every cultural context. When the role of outsider is too problematic, situated engagement offers a way to emphasize listening and community engagement over institutional baggage. As much as situated engagement is about adapting to a community setting, practicing it can also build community by changing the way we think about who is on our team.