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Thom White

in Williamsburg

Pop Up Urbanism – Black Rock City

PRESENTED ON NOV 12, 2016
IN WILLIAMSBURG @ VOL 16

What happens when some friends start having a Summer solstice bonfire on the beach? Well, if you keep it up long enough you end up building the 3rd largest city in Nevada for 70,000 radical self-expressionists for one week a year, and then erasing all trace of it until the next solstice. Thom White has been participating for a number of years and shares his insider knowledge of Black Rock City and the Burning Man Festival.

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25 Square

BY DORIAN SPEARS
@ VOL 6 ON MAR 07, 2013

Dorian Spears and Cat Normoyle talk about 25 Square, a program for cleaning up the city, starting with target areas chosen by the city. Spears and Normoyle decided to contribute to the program by working with their students to install public art in these designated areas of the city.

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Pop-Up City

BY JOOP DE BOER
@ VOL 5 ON FEB 28, 2013

Today’s world cities deal with many problems related to rapidly increasing international societal, cultural, technologic and economic transformation processes. More variableness in economic, political and cultural patterns leads to new expectations and renewals of dynamic capacities of the city. The Pop-Up City is a blog that explores the latest designs, trends and ideas that shape the city of the future.

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Guerrilla Urbanism

BY JONI PRIEST
IN NASHVILLE

Joni Priest discusses different types of guerrilla urbanism, mostly in the form of street art.  This presentation talks about how to take flaws in the city and make them works of art, and how temporary art can activate a city.

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Coming Out as a Freak

BY JASON RELPH
@ VOL 5 ON OCT 28, 2014

Jason Relph has found a lot of things through going to Burning Man, including finding his voice as an artist and living the life he wants to live. Going through life, pretending to be "normal", but faced with a life moment that you can either stay, or be free. Jason embraced his inner "freak", and climbed a up hill battle of life, love, and champane. 

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How to Keep Your Produce Fresh at Burning Man: a 10 Year Journey

BY MELISSA COHEN
@ VOL 12 ON OCT 29, 2014

Melissa Cohen is a lifelong food activist, community place-maker, and large-scale project junkie. She gets most of her fixes as the general manager of the Isla Vista food co-op, and the mindful feeding commissary producer of Lucidity Festival, but can't seem to quit her real addiction of coordinating feats of logistical mayhem based in a refrigerated truck out in the middle of black rock city. there, she can also be found residing in her dusty summer home with her favorite hats, ruffled booty shorts, and a pickle back.

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Burning Man, Creative Nirvana

BY PAUL SMITH
@ VOL 8 ON FEB 07, 2017

The largest gathering of creative people on the planet, gathering for one week in the Nevada Desert with 75,000 like minded souls sharing a diverse collection of creative experiences and outpouring. This was Paul Smith's journey.

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How to create cycling infrastructure in Volgograd?

BY MIKHAIL SOLOMONOV
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 27, 2017

Mikhail Solomonov knows how to create a great environment for bike riders and will tell us about his worldwide bike traveling and project of creating new bike environment in the city.

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Fra Hirtshals til Burning Man

BY MARTABOLETTE STECHER
@ VOL 33 ON MAY 17, 2017

Martabolette Stecher is a woman of many qualities. In this presentation she explains some of the unlikely similarities between the small Danish town of Hirtshals, and the famous Burning Man in Nevada. She also shares some of her tricks for dealing with the future, setting goals and how to achieve them.

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CET Pop Up

BY ALAN DENYER
@ VOL 32 ON JUL 11, 2017

Alan Denyer talks about how he unexpectedly took control of a huge derelict building and turned it into a pop-up arts venue.