People out here build whole worlds out of nothing, through cooperating. -Larry Harvey
Black Rock gives us all a chance to heal, to become ourselves. - Larry Harvey
Culture is a living breathing organism, that needs to be stimulated, disturbed and set on fire. -Crimson Rose
If you gave yourself permission to be more creative and connected, what would your story be? -Marian Goodell
In the beginning it was all about temporary artwork. Now it’s about work that may have a life far beyond the playa. -Crimson Rose
The ultimate goal of Burning Man is to encourage the culture of creativity. -Marian Goodell
Communities are not produced by sentiment. They grow out of a shared struggle.  -Larry Harvey
If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.  -Leonard Cohen
What is to give light must endure burning.  -Victor Frankl
Burning Man is a global community with citizens on six continents. You may already be a member!
Burning Man is the place to find out who you are, then take it a step further.
Burner (n): a citizen of the worldview that is Burning Man. May be encountered everywhere.
Burning Man is a laboratory. Not every experiment works, but we’ll never know if we don't try.
Life is short. Make something amazing. (Then burn it)
Burning Man is not a festival. It’s a catalyst for creative culture in the world.

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Self-Service Cults and Commemorations: The Art of Remembering Larry

Larry Harvey once famously told American TV journalist Charlie Rose: “So when they say we’re a cult, we reply that it’s a self-service cult. You wash your own brain.” But Burners not only wash their own brains, they also curate and create their own city and experiences. And this radically self-expressive, self-reliant and participatory approach […]

Temple Galaxia Is Headed to Playa One Triangle at a Time

Galaxia, the 2018 Temple, measures its progress — and success — in people and triangles. A whole lotta triangles. The build crews in San Francisco and Reno have recently finished the 2,400 wooden triangles that will make up the giant curves of this year’s Temple. The crew has also met their fundraising goal, which means […]

Santa Clara Creates Platform for Burner Art

By RealGirl Burners were front and center at the recent Santa Clara, California Sculpture Exhibition, when the city’s Cultural Commission awarded first and second prize to two playa artists. The Commission awarded first place and $500 to Chris Constantine for Pixo the Universe, and they awarded second place and $250 to Jeffrey Yip for Boundless […]

Amidst a Sea of Torches, Mid-Atlantic Leadership Conference Passes the Flame

Leadership transition isn’t simply the passing of a singular torch from one generation to another; it’s many smaller torches passed from person to person as we all figure out how to fit into this jigsaw puzzle of a community. This thought returned to me again and again throughout our second Mid-Atlantic Leadership Conference (MALC), which […]