Experiences that Ignite Change.

Let’s imagine what’s possible, together. Explore world-changing ideas, find inspiration, and seek collaborators for the next wave of world-changing projects.

This is your space. Are you hosting a live experience you’d like to share on Kindling?

by: Mischell Riley
from: Carson City, NV
year: 2017

Maya’s Mind is a large bust of Maya Angelou on top of 3 books where you can walk in to the back of her head. Maya’s Mind is a 15 foot tall 8 feet wide sculpture of Maya Angelou the African American great poet. This sculpture will be a large bust that will be placed on 3 books lying flat and creating a stairway that you can walk up into Maya’s mind.

The top of her head on the inside will be hanging a Birdcage that has no bottom and inside will be a bird in honor of her most famous book I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. On top of her bust she’ll have a head wrap that turns into Birds taking flight symbolizing I Rise I Rise Again. Walking up into the back of the open head area will be a mural of her childhood and different phases of her life including her famous poetry readings and interaction touching surfaces with different textures and shapes and discovering hidden pictures under, in, and around things. I am hoping to have voice activation for some of her poetry if I get permission to use her voice. Her voice is unique and powerful.
URL: https://www.facebook.com/mayasmind2017/ Contact: mayasmind2017@gmail.com

Stories About Diversity & Radical Inclusion

This long-form series is designed to spark conversations about diversity, Radical Inclusion, and differences in the global Burning Man community. Explore topics such as cultural appropriation, diversity in Black Rock City, and being radically inclusive in a global, year-round culture.


Project Radical Inclusion

Project Radical Inclusion is dedicated to radically including more cultural diversity at Black Rock City.

It was established as a camp-driven program in 2015 at Camp Que Viva by the late Laura Diamond who was dedicated to seeing more socioeconomic diversity at Burning Man.

Local Date: Nov 11, 2020
Local Time: 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm 

HOPE 11-11: a global action to raise the freque...

HOPE 11-11: a global action to raise the frequency of hope

Hope 11-11 is a free virtual day-long event gifting you interviews with inspiring thought leaders, messages of hope, uplifting music and visionary art with the keystone event being the GLOBAL MEDITATION at 11:11 am MT (1:11 pm ET), where one million people will come together for a powerful moment in time to blast the encroaching pandemic of fear with a supernova of HOPE to protect the balance of life at a pivotal moment in humanity’s history.

Local Date: Nov 17, 2020
Local Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm 

Art Activation: ‘Public Art From The Ground Up’

Art Activation: ‘Public Art From The Ground Up’

Have you ever stumbled upon a piece of public art and wondered how it got there? In this call, we’re taking a deep dive into the foundational elements needed to bring art installations to life in public spaces. Maria Partridge, Playa Art Project Manager and founder of the Reno Playa Art Park, will share her insights into how developing the right physical and invisible infrastructure enables artists and community stakeholders to establish enduring partnerships and successful projects.

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