Social and artistic experiment based on 10 principles: 1. Everybody is okay 2. Gifting No paying. 3. Decommodification No commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. Instead social media. 4. Self-reliance Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources. 5. Self-expression All arises from the unique gifts of the individual. Creation is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient. 6. Communal Effort The community values creative cooperation and collaboration. They strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction. 7. Civic Responsibility Burning Man values civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. 8.Leaving No Trace The community respects the environment and is committed to leaving no physical trace of its activities wherever they gather. 9. Participation The community is committed to a participatory ethic. They believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. Burning Man makes the world real through actions that open the heart. 10. Immediacy Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture...
Burning Man takes its name from its culmination, the symbolic ritual burning of a large wooden thing. Since it’s first edition in 2007 this happens on the last Saturday of August.
There is no money. Instead of money, there are gifts as like a hug or just a talk. Since all is against gifts, there is not much to drink for getting drunk. No internet.
Photographing is allowed but should be discrete.
Bjarke Ingels’ Orb put together with crowdfunding
There is no publicity.
On the second night there was a terrifying sandstorm
August 2018 spiral temple by French architect Manou-Mani Read why you should forget about all music festivals for Burning Man