Burning Man

A city in the desert. A culture of possibility. A network of dreamers and doers. To submit photos for consideration, email: instagram@burningman.org.

The Artumnal Gathering on November 17 in San Francisco is Burning Man Project's annual fundraiser for our Art and Civic Engagement programs. These programs help support art on and off playa and bring Burning Man culture to the world. The success of these events (there are three this year) depends on the generosity of our community. We can't do it without you! Check out the link in our bio for more info. | Design by @tannerboeger , Photo by Marco Sanchez | #burningman #brc #blackrockcity #artumnal #participation #gifting #immediacy #thankslarry
@plainjane spent the 2018 Burn capturing the #10Principles in action. Here she found a scene representing #gifting , #participation and #communaleffort . "Every year for the past eight years, Camp Ofosho has been gifting ramen to the hungry playa, serving hundreds of bowls a week. Ramen isn't easy to make—between upgrading the recipe every year and flying in ingredients from out of state—but seeing people's happy faces chowing down on a salty bowl of noodles in the desert makes it all worthwhile." | Photo by @plainjane | #burningman #brc #blackrockcity #thankslarry
For the next few days, we'll have a series of photos from @plainjane that gorgeously epitomize the #10Principles . Of this shot, she says: "Leaving the Temple one early morning, I would have biked straight through these heart tracks had I not happened to look down. Even as I stood there for a few seconds admiring them, lots of other people biked and walked past, each of their bike and foot tracks erasing a bit of the pattern on the playa ground. I'd like to think that the anonymous artist wanted to surround the Temple with love but recognized that it's ever fleeting." | Photo by @plainjane | #immediacy #gifting #leavenotrace #10principles #burningman #blackrockcity #brc #thankslarry
In 2004, Burner and former Regional Contact Cory Mervis drove her customized bald-eagle “Vote” bus 10,000 miles around the US encouraging folks to vote. If there’s anything we’ve learned from building our city in the desert, it’s that communities are stronger, healthier, and more vibrant when its citizens participate in creating the society they want to live in. Today is Election Day in the US and voting is one important way to express Burning Man’s principle of Civic Responsibility. How are you participating? | Photo by Erick Leskinen | #burningman #brc #blackrockcity #civicresponsibility #participation #radicalselfexpression #immediacy #projectcitizenship
The BRC Cultural Direction Setting community conversation at the recent Kyiv Decompression event. Organizers invited representatives from the Ukrainian and Russian theme camp communities to discuss issues around the future of Burning Man placement and culture. You still have time to participate and share your thoughts! The survey closes this Thursday, November 8 at 11:59pm (Pacific time), check out the link in our bio! If you’re interested in hosting your own community conversation this month, email brcculturaldirectionsetting@burningman.org. | Photos by Maxim Tereschenko | #burningman #brc #blackrockcity #regionalnetwork #participation #communaleffort #thankslarry
Hey, remember this? Link to full 5-min video in bio. Franchise Freedom by @studio.drift visualizes the connection between a group and the individual by mimicking a swarm of starlings. The artwork translates into a poetic illustration of how we, as humans, strive to live autonomously within societies defined by rules and conventions. As dusk fell over Black Rock City, 600 luminous drones rose into a hypnotic display of technological choreography, accompanied by the poignant keys of Joep Beving. The drones were guided by a specially made algorithm that simultaneously allows both individual choice and movement as a group. #blackrockcity #brc #burningman2018 #franchisefreedom #drones #radicalselfexpression
Life blooms in the Black Rock Desert in unusual and surprising ways. Take, for example, this *actual bird* nesting in 2017’s Tree of Téneré by Zachary Smith, Alexander Green, Mark Slee, and Patrick Deegan. Thanks to @brieucfertard a.k.a. Aldabra for this amazing snap. #blackrockdesert #leavingnotrace #treeoftenere
Come on out! SF #Decompression is this Saturday, October 20 from 2:00 pm–2:00 am at Potrero Power Station. All ages, and kids under 12 get to decompress for free. Bring the spirit and imagination of #BlackRockCity to the Bay and help create #BlackTopCity 2018!
For those of you who have not yet come to your Census, the deadline has been extended to October 22, which is STILL SOON! Fill it out, and tell all your campmates to do it, too. Black Rock City *actually does* depend on it. Link in bio. #burningman #brc #census #brccensus #cometoyourcensus #civicresponsibility #participation #communaleffort
Burning Man is routinely described as transformative. At the personal level, a transformative experience. At the group level, a transformative event or culture. What does that really mean? The 2019 theme is Metamorphoses. Link in bio. #burningman #brc #burningman2019
Burning Man Project CEO Marian Goodell spread the good word of #Decommodification today at the Creativity 4 Better conference in Bucharest. #10principles #creativity #buddha
How on Earth do we (i.e. YOU) get it all done in Black Rock City? Like this. Check out @jamenpercy 's soaring new video (link to full version in bio). #buildingBRC #participation #civicresponsibility #artishard #burningman #brc #blackrockcity
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