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Upcoming Features

Art Activation:

‘From Here to There: Bringing Art Around the World’

Tuesday, May 11th, 12pm PDT 

In this call, we’ll explore how artists approach installing their work outside their home countries. We’ll get into the nitty gritty of logistics and planning, and also dive into the different ways audiences experience art depending on the context it is shared in.

Speakers Marianela Fuentes and the Founders of Foldhaus Collective artist group, Joerg Student and Jesse Silver, will share about their experiences taking art across international borders, the lessons learned along the way, and what they would do differently in the future.

This will be the14th and last call in the Global Activation Call Series, which highlights community-led projects and provokes conversations to inspire activation.

Black Rock City Camp Symposium

Saturday, May 22nd, 10:00 am PDT

The Camp Support Team is excited to announce the 2021 Black Rock City Camp Symposium (formerly Theme Camp Symposium, because there are many types of camps in BRC)!

In this pivotal year, the Camp Symposium will bring together Black Rock City’s camp community to connect, learn, and showcase big initiatives shaping the future of Burning Man.

What does being a Burner look like since we won’t be building BRC? How can we make BRTC more diverse and sustainable? What are camps doing to share resources? How can camps survive another year without a Burn? What else can Burners participate in to keep the burn alive?

We’ll update this site with more details as they get fleshed out.

Radical Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (R.I.D.E) Town Hall

Date and Time TBA

Join Burning Man Project for our second Radical Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity (R.I.D.E) Town Hall. Members of the R.I.D.E Stewardship Group and the R.I.D.E Advisory Committee will present updates on the work Burning Man Project is doing to make all Burning Man spaces more radically inclusive. All are encouraged to share thoughts and feedback, and connect with others. We hope to see you there!

Culturally Attuned

A USIP & Burning Man Podcast

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, a partner effort between the United States Institute of Peace and Burning Man Project, explores these questions. The 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.  The premise of cultural synergy is that people can be more effective, productive and cooperative in their interactions when the strengths of their cultures are combined and thus add value to the other.  The combination of backgrounds, approaches, and perceptions within a group or between two people is greater than those of the individual.  Together, such groups can achieve outcomes they may not be able to reach individually.  This series provides concrete examples from practitioners that will aid in developing a learning posture, integrated with both humor and humility, such that it is possible to continually grow the skills needed to do good work in the world.

Whether you’re a seasoned traveler, a Burners Without Borders volunteer, or just wanting to make better connections with your neighbors- there’s something in this project for everyone.  Join Us! As narrator David Yang, USIP’s Vice-President, Applied Conflict Transformation, takes us on a journey of listening and learning.

Enter the Kindling Escape Pod

Exit the 24-hour News Cycle

We know things can feel a little overwhelming sometimes. The Kindling team put its heads together about what we all need came up with a cozy escape pod for any and all to curl up in and hide from the 24-hour news cycle. Introducing the Kindling Escape Pod, featuring Slow TV from our friends at Nomad, colouring pages, deep playa DJ sets, a virtual tea ceremony, and…baby animals. Get some snacks. Climb in. Seal the hatch. And forget the world. It’s nice in here.

Kindling’s 5 Vice-Breakers to Stop the Digital Doom Scrolling

Keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of very important issues and events affecting our day-to-day existence becomes overwhelming for even the heartiest woke activist. Something we learn as Burners, and as everyday humans, is that a change of scene into immediate reality is the key to shifting your mindset. And it doesn’t take a big, loud, shiny object to bring about that instant shift (although that does help). All around you there are wondrous things to do, you just need to open your eyes to the possibilities.

Spotlight on Virtual Event Producers

The amazing humans who produce the virtual events we share here are truly what make Kindling a growing, vibrant space for participatory community connection. Get to know the people who gift their time to create magical virtual spaces for learning, conversation, and celebration.

Want to share your virtual event with the Burner-verse and beyond? Fill in the Kindle a project form.


A Kindling Oral Storytelling Project

The word Blueprints implies instructions to build something — in this case, we’re offering up individual stories as maps for becoming kind and resilient leaders, workers, citizens… in short, better humans.

This micro story podcast series features candid conversations with remarkable humans — from imagineers and city builders, to intriguing humans from across the global Burning Man community.

Each oral story offers up personal, professional, and creative perspectives on how to approach one’s daily life, based on the knowledge gained by being active participants at Black Rock City and to have a meaningful impact on the people around us and the communities of which we are all a part.

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