III Points Festival this Weekend in Wynwood

Three-day Wynwood event begins Thursday and includes music by James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem), Jamie xx (the xx), DJ Shadow and Miami Horror, as well as films hosted by the David Lynch Foundation and a gaming area.

Article by Ben Crandell

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A recent study of the post-crisis American economy suggests that cities that promote knowledge and creativity will be future “boom towns.” The founders of the III Points Festival are ready to light the fuse in Wynwood this weekend.

In an article about his study called “Boom Towns and Ghost Towns of the New Economy,” published Sept. 18 on the Atlantic magazine website, eminent social scientist Richard Florida found that “the economic landscape is being reshaped around two kinds of hubs — centers of knowledge and ideas, and clusters of energy production. Overwhelmingly, these are the places driving the economic recovery.”

Despite its unique goulash of globally sourced experiences, you don’t often hear Miami’s name come up as a center of knowledge and ideas. But the III Points Festival may help change the conversation.

“There are a lot of incredible people doing incredible things all over Wynwood,” says Erica Freshman, one of the festival founders. “III Points is about changing the perception of the outside world.”

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