Playa dust is in the air!

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Temple galaxia from Above via Drone Will Rogers

Photo by Will Roger   Burning Man 2019 is now less than two weeks away, and to whet your appetite even more (as if that was necessary), here are some snippets of news and info: Burning Man from Above Will Roger, a devotee who has been taking pictures of the Playa from the air over the years, has just compiled … Read More

Sneak peek at 2019 Burning Man Art

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Step Forward, a conceptual art project at the 2017 Burning Man by Miguel Angel Martin Bordera with a giant puppet who walks and talks, and interacts with fellow participants. SCOTT LONDON

Photo by Scott London   Not long now! The Golden Spike has been hammered into the ground, which makes the ceremonial beginning of all things Burning Man and Black Rock City 2019. Lots of you are going, lucky sods, so we’re sure you don’t need many reasons to get even more excited (never mind a thinly disguised hint of jealousy … Read More

Burning Man Seeks a Sustainable Future

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Burning Man has released a new initiative to address climate change on a year-round basis amongst the Burning Man community, which centre on three new concepts to be realised of the next 10 years: No Matter Out of Place. Handle waste ecologically. Be Regenerative. Create a net positive ecological and environmental impact. Be Carbon Negative. Remove more carbon from the environment than we … Read More

Kids at Burning Man

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Ever wondered about children and what their place within the Burner culture is? Check out this great short documentary on kids at Burning Man. It highlights what Black Rock City means to the younger attendees, how they deal with that they observe and how it forms part of their childhood in the longer term. It chronicles some first timers as … Read More

Bringing Art from afar to Burning Man

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The Giant Weta by Cliff Baise, 2016

  The Giant Weta, by Cliff Baise In 2016, a group of plucky Kiwis thought it would be fun to bring some locally inspired art to the Playa at Black Rock City in Nevada, USA. So they designed and built a Giant Weta, because why not? What better way to introduce international Burners to the culture and fauna of New … Read More

The future of Burning Man, NV

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Aerial View of Black Rock City

Over the past few months we’ve been reporting on the ongoing conversation between Burning Man Project and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) about a number of guidelines, restrictions and limits that BLM wanted to impose on Burning Man as part of a 10 year permit renewal. Burning Man also sought permission to increase participation numbers to 100,000, should they want … Read More

Regional Round up

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Poster for Burning Japan 2019. Theme is Hidden World

Burning Japan 2019 is coming in October! The sixth Burning Japan happens 12–14 October at the same venue as last year, Tumagoi, Gunma. This year’s art theme is Hidden World. As the name implies, it is a hidden world: A fairy tale picture book I read when I was little. An unforgettable song I heard hundreds of times. The words left by … Read More

Burning Man community

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Aerial View of Black Rock City

What does it mean to be part of an ever-growing global Burning Man community? Burning Man Project’s CEO Marian Goodell talks about the challenges here. What does being a Burning Man influencer mean to you? Burning Man needs your help to reclaim the narrative around what it means to be a Burner. Read on. Read about the Project Citizenship Toolkit here. … Read More

Burning Man news

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SPARK – connect with the community, noticeboard style. Discussing the theme, Metamorphoses, in a series of blog posts. Part one here and part two here. Plan your camp so that it is sustainable and Leaves No Trace—Earth Guardians has compiled this handy list of tips and resources, from how to reduce your carbon (and plastic) footprint to laying out an eco-plan … Read More

Ah Regional Round Up

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Black Rock City (BRC) has a Wiki – for all of you information hungry Burners, not completely… complete, but great for some art-spiration or theme camp motivation. Pity Kiwiburn doesn’t get a mention, but surely someone can update that… right? Ah Metamorphoses, we’ve theme’d there, done that. The pink Burning Man regular talks us through BRC’s theme for 2019. As … Read More

Regional round up

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Burning Man news Feeling dusty? Looking for a ticket for Burning Man? STEP is now open so make sure to register because that Man burns in 106 days and counting! Details here. Fly Ranch: Writers of colour to become heroines of their own stories. Read more here. Burners Without Borders and Southeastern Regionals combine forces to support more civic projects. … Read More

Radical Regional Round Up

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News from where we (probably) aren’t…   Diversity! Ten Principles! The culture chat continues; how do we apply this to our own country and community? Does it even apply? Read on! And make up your own damn mind. (PS: we hear there will be a whole series on these elusive principles… here is another one, keep your eyes out for … Read More

Remembering Larry Harvey

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Photo by John Curley The iconic and passionate co-founder of Burning Man, Larry Harvey, passed one year ago on 28 April. An artist, philanthropist and noted speaker, he was possibly best known for writing the 10 Guiding Principles of Burning Man. He saw Burning Man grow from a small gathering in 1986 on a beach near San Francisco into the … Read More

Regional Round-up

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It began in AfrikaBurn Burners are descending upon Tankwa Town this week for some Ephemerality (from Greek – ephemeros) – the concept of things being transitory, existing only briefly.   Happy as Larry! Blazers! Make sure to tag your photos and stories with #blazingswan and #happyaslarry so everyone can see what you got up to.   Burning Man tickets ShowClix, the … Read More

Burning Man faces existential threat

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Aerial View of Black Rock City

We’ve reported a few times recently on the ongoing permit issues that Burning Man has with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), who want to impose a number of significant demands. For more background info, have a look here. As part of this wrangling over the permit, which would also include an increase of attendance from 70,000 to 100,000 over … Read More

Regional Round ’em up!

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Kia ora koutou katoa (please excuse me, I lost my macrons…), hope you all enjoyed the long weekend. This is what is happening in the Burning world around us, starting with the Big Kahuna. Burning Man needs your input – if you’ve ever been to the Mother Burn, are from USA, or even just have a vested interest in the … Read More

Paddock Radio is Streaming Now!

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Wanna listen to some cool Kiwi made tunes, maybe even your own sure-to-win a Grammy masterpiece? The folk(s) at Paddock Radio are streaming music live, and they are happy to showcase your own diddies to an increasing audience. The first successful stream was on Monday 15 April , so why not be one of the first to have your music … Read More

Burning Man news

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  Leadership Summit The sixth annual European Leadership Summit was held last week in Denmark. Read about it here. Tickets to TTITD The Main Sale didn’t go so smoothly last week and a lot of you missed out on tickets. Burning Man says: “Due to technical issues, Wednesday’s Main Sale was a rough experience for many. We are deeply committed … Read More

Burning Man needs YOU!

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Recently we reported on the permit issues that Burning Man is having, which have been further complicated by unreasonable requests made by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) which are putting the future of Burning Man into serious jeopardy. Some of the requests would cost millions, though perhaps more importantly, they go directly against the fundamental elements of Burning Man. Read … Read More

Decommodification vs Burning Man art on a runway

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An internationally renowned fashion designer and veteran Burner decides to make Burning Man the focal point of his newest collection debuting during Paris Fashion Week, and Burning Man was not impressed. Where is the line between fashion, commerce and preserving the integrity of art displayed on the Playa, even when the artist gives consent? Read all about it in our KB-log … Read More