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Culturally Competent Placemaking: Part 2 – Community Engagement and Triple Loop Learning

Wednesday, October 21st, 11am-12pm PDT

Creative placemaking is sustained collaboration among people of diverse professional and personal backgrounds who enhance the places they live, work, and play through art and creative process. The National Consortium for Creative Placemaking is a pioneer in this field and is now offering interactive, engaging webinars to introduce foundational concepts. NCCP webinars help community leaders engage their own creativity to drive healing, recovery and resilience.

ArtSpeaks // Episode 6: Art for Social Change

Wednesday, October 21st, 5-6pm PDT

While you could argue that all art conveys a message, there are certain Burning Man artworks that really stand out for their calls to action. Black Rock City is a great amplifier where the medium can be the message, and where art can find its audience to be a driver for social change. Join us on October 21st at 5pm PT to hear from artists whose art installations serve as a platform to generate awareness and inspire action around important causes, from climate change to consent to social justice. 

11th Annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire

Sunday, October 25th – 11am-2pm PDT

Join us for the 11th annual East Bay Mini Maker Faire on Sunday, October 25, for an amazing celebration of the do-it-yourself spirit! Gather your family and COVID-safe pod for a day of specially curated speaker panels, workshops, live music, and social spaces for learning and sharing. There is something for everyone in this dynamic virtual space of creative celebration! This is a participatory event in which YOU are part of the Maker story. Join us!

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Kindle the Vote!

Election Day is Tuesday, November 3rd

The United States is facing an important election year with potential global consequences. All voting-eligible members of the community – this is your call for Communal Effort to Radically Express your commitment to Civic Responsibility by Participating in this November’s election. Below, we’ve gathered a page chock-full of non-partisan resources to help you mobilize your community, check political facts, and make sure you and everyone possible are registered and vote on or by Tuesday, November 3!

Incandescence Episode 2

Thursday, November 19, 2020
10:00am – 11:15am PST

Episode 2 features guests Radha Agrawal (author, community architect, and creator of Daybreaker) in conversation with Benjamin Langholz (known for his artworks at Burning Man, AfrikaBurn, Midburn, and galleries around the world). This episode will focus on being altered without substance, heightened awareness and embodied living, and hosted by Namiko Uno. Namiko is a somatics practitioner and bodyworker-in-training living on Ohlone land in Oakland, California.

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Culturally Attuned Podcast

Coming this November

Have you ever wanted to work in a community or culture that was radically different than the one you grew up in? The Culturally Attuned podcast and curriculum is a partner effort between the United States Institute of Peace and Burning Man Project. This podcast and course will share real world stories, lessons, and practical advice for people who work in a range of settings around the world and who may find themselves in unfamiliar surroundings.

Mirage: Global Film Premiere

Saturday, October 24, 8-10pm PDT

The final documentary of the International Wood Culture Society (IWCS) featuring Burning Man series touches on the foundation: the momentary home for 80,000 citizens in the Nevada desert – Black Rock City. The fundamental elements of Black Rock City are a mixture of different groups and communities. “Mirage” unfolds multiple layers of this complex, temporary, ever-evolving desert city. Through this documentary, audiences get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into how this center of creativity is designed and built every year from scratch, then vanishes into dust.

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Kindling is an experiment created by Burning Man Project, a nonprofit that supports the global Burning Man community and produces the annual event in Black Rock City. We’re excited for you to dive in and curate your own journey. Explore your way through free, donation-optional or ticketed experiences.

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