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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Art and Build of Burning Man
BY BEAU TURNER
@ VOL 18
ON MAR 10, 2018
Beau Turner and 70,000 of his closest friends build a city every year in the desert. His local group was also responsible for bringing the first exhibition of the Art of Burning Man outside of the festival to our area. Conversations lead to conversations that lead to next endeavers to design and construct the Mega Cake, to celebrate everyone's birthday at the next Burning Man.
As a side note, there is now going to be an Art of Burning Man exhibit at the Renwick on the Mall in Washington DC. Well done.