Burning Man

From the Burning Man website:

What is Burning Man?

A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers.

Once a year, tens of thousands of people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to create Black Rock City, a temporary metropolis dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. In this crucible of creativity, all are welcome.

Burning Man isn’t your usual festival. It’s a vibrant participatory metropolis generated by its citizens.

The 10 Principles of Burning Man
Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the Ten Principles in 2004 as guidelines for the newly-formed Regional Network. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception.
  • Radical Inclusion
  • Gifting
  • Decommodification
  • Radical Self-reliance
  • Radical Self-expression
  • Communal Effort
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Leaving No Trace
  • Participation
  • Immediacy
Read full descriptions of the Principles here.

Burning Man website


Burning Man Terminology
Producers of all local or regional events must obtain prior written permission from Burning Man Project (“Burning Man”) to use Burning Man’s protected terms or other intellectual property. Read this pdf for more information on what is protected. 
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