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Locus Architecture’s next 2X2 discussion to focus on urban public art

Locus Architecture, a firm that pushes the boundaries of both sustainable and modern design with a serious sense of adventure, has started a lecture series to generate dialogue about art, culture and collaboration. Called 2X2, the next installment, on Saturday, includes photographer Wing Young Huie (of The University Avenue Project) and art historian Anna Tahinci.

“In architecture school, students tend to see dozens of architects give their version of the ‘Recent Work’ lecture about their buildings, talks that tend to endorse the myth of the individual genius. For 2X2, we were interested in starting interactive discussions with visionary people who could talk about how they work with or depend on other people,” explains Wynne Yelland, and architect and cofounder of the firm. “And maybe have a beer or glass of wine.”

The first installment featured spouses Mark Wheat (The Current) and ceramicist Maren Kloppmann, who discussed process and creativity. Next up was Tracy Singleton (of Birchwood Cafe) and Greg Reynolds (a local organic farmer). According to Yelland, Saturday’s guests will discuss beer ads and basketball, Rodin & Rolleiflex, epic spaces & ethnic realities in public art.

For more information and to RSVP, go here

2X2, 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 18, Locus Architecture, 1500 Jackson St. NE, Suite 333, Minneapolis. $10 cash donation requested at the door.

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