When I first heard about Collision Works I immediately contributed to the Indiegogo campaign supporting it. The idea of a hotel made out of abandoned storage containers and based around storytelling was just too good to be true. I became friends with Shel Kimen, whose project Collision Works is, and was elated when I found out the First Container was actually set up on a temporary site at Eastern Market. Eventually there will be 60 such containers there and a full-fledged/full-service hotel.
On this particular day, the Youth Chorale from Detroit Edison Public Academy, right around the corner from Eastern Market, came and sang and danced on the storage container deck. These kids were adorable and sounded incredible.
To learn more about “The D”, the record, video, and feature length documentary go here.