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Studio 206
2637 27th Avenue South
Minneapolis MN 55406

Odd Socks December 1 Lindy Dancing and Biomimicry


Come move your body and mind

at our upcoming


Friday evening, December 1


International Lindy dance organizer

Shane Allen


Professor and Head of the School of Architecture, U of MN 

Marc Swackhamer

Each will speak briefly about their passions.
Then we turn it over to the audience and our presenters to find similarities
and make weird connections!

WHO:  You and Odd Socks Presenters
Shane Allen
Marc Swackhamer

WHEN: Friday, December 1 from 7:30 pm until 9 pm
(doors open at 7 pm—come early!)

WHERE: Studio 206 in the Ivy Building, 2637 27th Ave S,
Minneapolis, MN 55406

WHAT TO EXPECT: Wine, beer, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, ping pong, foosball, fun people
and an energetic, intriguing presentation that will inspire and engage your brain!

HOW MUCH: Tickets cost $15 (reservations recommended)

RESERVATIONS:  Brown Paper Tickets


Shane Allen, musician and software engineer, loves to swing dance.  For the past few years, he’s been an organizer for the Midwest Lindy Fest, as well as the world’s largest swing dance camp in the Mecca of Swing–Herrang, Sweden. He’ll talk about his passion for the lindy and maybe demonstrate a few steps. 


Marc Swackhamer, professor and Head of the School of Architecture on the U of MN, teaches on the topic of “hypernatural” design. With Professor Blaine Brownell, he co-authored the book Hypernatural: Architecture’s New Relationship with Nature in 2015. Marc will speak about the unlikely juxtaposition being explored by architects and others between architecture and biology.