Larry Harvey’s Writings

Larry with "Harveywood", by Steven Clark, 2010 (Photo by Stewart Harvey)

Larry with "Harveywood", by Steven Clark, 2010 (Photo by Stewart Harvey)

Burning Man co-founder and Chief Philosophic Officer Larry Harvey has been writing and speaking about Burning Man since its origins, both under his own name and in the guise of his anagramatic alter ego Darryl Van Rhey. He wrote for and edited the community’s early print newsletters, Building Burning Man (1991-1999) and Burning Man Journal (2000-2007). He is the author of Burning Man’s 10 Principles as well as many landmark essays and speeches concerning the event and the culture. More of his writings can be found in our Historical Publications archive and in our blog.

“Uniquely expressive acts get transformed and elaborated into social rites, and through participation they accrue a breadth and depth of meaning which can only be produced in a communal setting. It is the primal process by which culture is created.”
– Larry Harvey