Level is thrilled to announce our collaboration with Express Newark on expressnewark.org
Express Newark (EN), located in the historic Hahne & Company building in Newark NJ, is dedicated to a collaboration between community partners and Rutgers University-Newark in which community and university work together and communicate on equal footing in what has been called a "third space."
For the last year we have been working closely with Express Newark leadership and community partners to create an appropriate platform that represents the organizations’ powerful mission. Expressnewark.org, which will launch in early March, is a mirror of the Express Newark community: eleven partnerships and over eighty contributors spanning diverse disciplines, who collaborate and engage in public work and creative practice.
The website aggregates each partnership and contributors’ work and activities, whether exhibitions, events, stories, or video series. The dynamic color palette of the Express Newark logomark* is used to categorize these different types of content which are seen separately on the Exhibits archive page, or Events archive page, but are combined into one “feed” on the Express Newark Home page, and each partnerships’ page.
In this way, the website emulates the real-time activities and happenings of the entire Express Newark community and ecosystem – a “third space.”
Because of the extensive process for design and development of this website, we also created a temporary site for the official opening of Express Newark on January 6, 2017. The temporary site will remain live at expressnewark.org until the launch of the full site in early March.
* The Express Newark's brand identity was created by the Design Consortium, a Resident Partner at Express Newark).