Boombox is the newest project of Activate, a partnership between architect and IIT alum Katherine Darnstadt's Latent Design firm and the City of Chicago. The goal of Activate's Boombox is to transform underutilized public spaces by providing an inexpensive micro building made from a shipping container for start-ups and small businesses. The project is currently featured in Crain's "New in Chicago." Boombox's first launch was at Mautene Court on Fri., Sept. 25, 2015. Darnstadt's firm is looking for investors to fund Boombox units for as many as 50 other plazas around Chicago.