Week 3 - Boxport / by Caroline Ingalls

   Boxpark Shoreditch  near London, which is a revolutionary pop-up container mall, bringing commerce and community together as well. 

Boxpark Shoreditch near London, which is a revolutionary pop-up container mall, bringing commerce and community together as well. 

I have come up with a name for the space, and I have decided to go with "Boxport".  It portrays the simple idea of the box and it's port, serving as a means of providing to the community, connecting cultures and becoming a gateway for local and global commerce.  It will tie the port to the community, strengthening relationships and communication between the two so that they can benefit and build off of each other.  

Boxport will then find its way into a larger system, supporting and nurturing the local community of Savannah, as well as beyond Savannah.  This concept could potentially by relayed in other major port cities.  Our ports are our closest connections to foreign cultures and lands, much more so than airports due to the prominence and essentialness of trade in today's world.  Why shouldn't ports have the opportunity to interact with people of their communities, educating everyone on why ports do what they do and how influential they are in our lives?  I guarantee that only positives could come from relationships like that.  

Check out these great projects that are getting people talking in London and New Zealand: www.boxpark.co.uk and www.restart.org.nz