In-Depth look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part V

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 5: Radical Self-Expression This Principle embodies the idea that no one can make a Burn what it is except you. This connects the ideas … Read More

In-Depth Look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part IV

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 4: Radical Self-Reliance This Principle encourages every attendee to only rely on their own resources and experiences. This means that you should come to … Read More

In-Depth Look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part III

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 3: Decommodification This idea is based in part on the idea behind Principle 2, Gifting. For participants to truly  preserve the spirit of gift … Read More

In-Depth look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part II

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 2: Gifting A Burn event does not have vendors, and no money changes hands for anything, other than perhaps ice. Instead, the act of … Read More

In-depth look at The 10 Guiding Principles

The Electric Fencepost

Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 1: Radical Inclusion This idea centers on the fact that anyone, and from anywhere is invited to attend and participate in a burn style … Read More