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Tonight: Dashboard presents immersive art experience 'JACK' at Midtown Atlanta's Colony Square

Dashboard brings yet another amazing arts experience to Midtown Atlanta with pop-up dance performance 'JACK.' Tonight artists will temporarily transform an available space at Colony Square Midtown into a mesmeric nightclub filled with incredibly composed dance performances. We got to chat with Courtney Hammond and Beth Malone of Atlanta-based arts organization Dashboard about the immersive art experience taking place tonight at Colony Square Midtown. Read our Q&A below to learn more about this unique event and other upcoming arts experiences dashboard is producing.
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Tags: Arts, Events, Midtown ATL, Pop-Up Shops, Placemaking, Creativity

Posted: March 11, 2016

Let's Talk: Shipping Containers

Shipping containers have been used in cities worldwide to create unique, flexible retail environments—a new model of development that provides an interesting compromise between temporary and permanent.  We chatted with plexus r+d President and architect Jordan Williams about how the planned shipping container for the Yumbii restaurant will be a special addition to Midtown’s retail landscape.

Jordan, tell us about the shipping container trend in retail environments and what makes them work so well?

Shipping containers are just now hitting the radar in Atlanta, but have been an increasingly popular component of architectural design and construction across the globe for the past two decades.  The use of containers in architectural design is growing because it strikes a chord with several of the dominant themes that frame design and development in contemporary culture. 

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Tags: Development, Midtown ATL, Restaurants, Urban Design, Pop-Up Shops, Retail

Posted: April 9, 2013