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    An architectural design survey
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The Gateway Project
“Through the Gates” - A design survey by Samer Fouad & Crystal Gwyn
October 9th - November 20th 2014
 
 “Through the Gates” is an exploration of the abandoned storefronts of the Newark downtown district.
Through photographs, collages, and publications, we reimagine the existence of these empty spaces.
The package is not a resolution; rather, it exists as a survey to the current state of the downtown district.
Found objects and loose imagery encompass the overall work. Through photographing empty spaces and replacing the vacancy, Fouad and Gwyn add light reflective material where there would be darkness.
Although the project is yet resolved, Fouad and Gwyn plan to explore this vacancy in upcoming projects. 
 
The conversation lies in past and the future. As the downtown district becomes transformed, the fallen
S. Klein building brings a large reflective skyscraper to the ever changing Broad Street. Newark is
shaping an unpredictable future and this project sheds light on the portion in-between.