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Campfire Talks is a monthly series hosted by Burning Man Project’s Camp Support Team comprised of volunteers from Black Rock City’s theme camp community. The series brings together theme camp organizers by the virtual campfire to feature their stories, share their knowledge, discuss timely topics, and to find new ways to connect.

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Burning Man Project’s Artist Storytelling Series

Aunt Athena, Stuart Mangrum, and $teven Ra$pa Discuss the 10 Principles

It’s a rare moment, and we filmed it in BRCvr for y’all to watch in perpetuity. Stuart Mangrum, Director of Burning Man Project’s Philosophical Center, and $teven Ra$pa, Burning Man Project’s Associate Director of Community Events, joined Aunt Athena Demos in the BRCvr Philosophical Centre for a rousing conversation about Burning Man’s 10 Principles.

Rolling Devil Man, 2008 (Photo: Bryce Hunt)

The Demon Garden

Join Burning Man philosopher and author Caveat Magister and collaborators as they walk us through the Demon Garden — a deeply personal and radically self-expressive ritual that invites participants to share and banish their inner demons.

In June 2021, the Burning Man Regional Network Forum: Emerging, Wayfinding, Igniting was held as an online regathering for all community leaders across the globe to re-inspire engagement in Burning Man culture beyond Black Rock City and strengthen the cultural connections between regional communities after a year of cancelled Regional Events, prototyping COVID-safe interactive art experiences, and pandemic-related isolation. 

GLOBAL ACTIVATION CALLS

Burning Man Project’s Global Activation Call Series highlights community projects and invites conversations to inspire activation.

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Burning Man LIVE

A New Podcast from Burning Man Project

Meet the people who make Burning Man happen, beyond the desert and out in the world. Artists, activists, and innovators. Builders and Burners, freaks and fools. Burning Man floats on a sea of stories, and the Burning Man LIVE podcast is a plucky little boat with a microphone.

THE INTERSECTION
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A sound-rich documenary series — ok, a podcast — that captures the inspiring, quirky, beautiful, aural complexity of our community through stories of camps and projects.

BLUEPRINTS

A Kindling Oral Storytelling Project

The word Blueprints implies instructions to build something. Hosted by Sassy VonDish, each of these micro stories functions as a map for becoming kind and resilient, based on hands-on knowledge gained from being an active participant in Black Rock City.

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 this question. 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.

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Black Rock City 2022 Ticketing Info Is Here

By Rebecca Throne

The past two seasons without Black Rock City have provided Burning Man Project time to reflect and assess. This pause in the event cycle, challenging as it’s been, has been an opportunity to focus our intentions; you will see some of this in our 2022 ticketing strategy. We’re excited to share news of the updated ticket sale design and recalibration, as well as the renaming of some existing programs to better reflect the larger social purpose they serve within the community.

Burning Man 2022: Waking Dreams

By Stuart Mangrum

The 2022 Burning Man theme will explore the transformative power of dreams, both literal and figurative, and celebrate the dreamers who channel this potent energy in eye-opening, often surrealistic, sometimes life-changing ways. Because after all what is Black Rock City if not a collective manifestation of the community’s dreams?

Introducing a More Dynamic and Transparent Placement Process for 2022

By Bryant Tan

In a typical year, many theme camps go quiet and hibernate in November. But this is no typical year as we slowly thaw from a two-year freeze brought on by the global pandemic. This post about Black Rock City’s 2022 Placement Process is coming earlier in the event-planning cycle because it’s going to take more time and effort to get our band back together again.

Into The Zone

By Kirsten Weisenburger

Welcome Into the Zone! This is a three-part series that unpacks how our 2021 theme — The Great Unknown — summons Burning Man’s origin story. Long before the Man touched down (and burned up) in the Black Rock Desert, the Cacophony Society and its early Zone Trips defined Burning Man’s irreverent spirit.

You Can’t Understand Culture If You Ignore Artists

By Caveat Magister

Let’s just say it: people lose important perspectives on social issues if they don’t pay attention to art movements.

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PyroTex Fire Conclave Procession Burning Man 2016 - Photo Credit: Caley Goff
The Fire Conclave surrounds the Man before he burns 2002. - Photo Credit: Eric Beere
A fire dancer at night near 8:30 and D, Burning Man 2018. - Photo Credit: Tom Stahl
A fire dancer performs at the Temple before sunrise 2018. - Photo Credit: Andrew Wyatt

Spotlight on Fire Dancing

Pois in the Hood, a troupe from Los Angeles, perform as part of the fire conclave on the night of the burn 2007. - Photo Credit: Scott London
Fire performers 2003. - Photo Credit: Nicolas Hardy
Fire spinner 2018. - Photo Credit: Mark Mennie
Fire performer 2019. - Photo Credit: EspressoBuzzPhoto
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