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EXCO: Experimental Community Education of the Twin Cities, Sparkler Conversations

Midtown Greenway

Sparkler Conversations

Using sparklers, create works of “word art” that will be captured by camera and projected on walls and bridges in the Greenway.

At the Experimental College of the Twin Cities anything can happen . . . like sparkler conversations. Have you always longed for the chance to follow an entomologist? Or academically bask in your love of New York here in Minnesota? Or perhaps teach that strange party trick you picked up in Canada to a group of eager participants?

The experimental college movement started in the late 1960s as a reaction to mainstream education. During the spring of 2006 a group of students created our own ExCo here in Minneapolis–St. Paul. In the spirit of the ExCo movement, it strives to offer the Twin Cities community the opportunity to teach or learn in a space open to alternative education and all kinds of knowledge, including and beyond academics. Anyone can teach or take a class, and every class is free! For more information, check out our website,, where you can find a class list or sign up to teach a class.