The Exhibit


Timelapse by Myles Zhang

This exhibit began in spring 2018 when an architecture studio at Columbia University investigated the history of this jail and proposed ways to reuse this building. Inspired by their work and seeking to share it with a larger audience, Myles Zhang, Zemin Zhang, and the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee proposed to transform the results of this studio into an exhibit in the Hahne’s Building. We are grateful to Anne Englot and Liz Del Tufo for their help securing space and funding. Over spring 2019, the curators collaborated with a team at New Jersey City University to design the exhibit panels and to create the corresponding texts and graphics. The opening was held in May 2019, and is recorded here.

Shantal Henry (exhibition designer)
Ellen Quinn (design adviser)
Monica Sarmiento
Yujin Cho
Visual Print Solutions (installation)

Curated by Myles Zhang and Zemin Zhang
Link to full credits

View the Exhibit Design

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Photos by Myles Zhang