In the age of food trucks, pop-up stores, and the Burning Man city, is it time to rethink the notion of "temporary" architecture? The New York Times' design and architecture blogger, Allison Arieff, reflects on a panel discussion with Robert Kronenburg, an architect, professor at University of Live
A beautiful example of a Burning Man shade structure, as photographed by longtime Burner Philippe Glade. (Credit: NV: The Ephemeral Architecture of Burning Man,Philippe Glade/Black Rock City) I\'ve been going to Burning Man for many years, and each time I\'ve struggled to figure out a good way to make
Burning Man attendees are feeling anxious over a new lottery-based ticketing system set up this year to address the growing popularity of the event, so much so that an unprecedented number of them are now registering for pre-sale tickets – which were originally intended as holiday gifts – that are b
The Burning Man festival is known for many things- large crazy art installations, occasional blinding dust storms, and lots and lots of naked people. In the last few years it's also becoming known as a great place to see cool, small houses.
After dropping a bomb, and what many considered to be dropping the ball regarding the the significant changes made to ticket distribution by announcing the newly implemented lottery system for Burning Man 2012, organizers are now addressing all of the feedback received from the community.
The setting was Burning Man 2009 right before dawn. After a night of partying, Greg Lawrence wanted some quiet, so he made his way to the temple, a structure that is burned on Sunday night as a final ritual before the annual arts festival in the Nevada desert closes.
When I first found out about the Black Rock City Department of Public Works, it was like finding out that Santa Claus did not exist. I was disappointed, and a little bit embarrassed by my own naivete.
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TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2011 /CNW/ - Creators of the flame-throwing interactive sculpture, The Heart Machine, prepare the piece for its Canadian debut as an official exhibition at Scotiabank’s Nuit Blanche 2011 Toronto.
T00:00:00 Nestled in a large dome tent on a hot arid day in the middle of Nevada’s Black Rock desert, more than 45 people sat in the sand listening intently to author Ron Feldman of San Francisco discuss kabbalah in early September.
A report from Burning Man 2011
BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev. — If this were anywhere else in the world, the naked man wearing only blue body paint and piercings in unmentionable places would be the freak.
Under certain conditions large scale hedonic expression can safely occur.
I didn't see SF Sups. David Chiu and Jane Kim on their brief tour of Black Rock City last week, but I did get the chance to participate in a more authentic political awakening at Burning Man this year, one marked by an increasing number of well-attended public discussions about where this strange an
| Next The man of the hour stands surrounded by his loyal counterparts. | Next View all Story and photos by Frank Rodriguez BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev. — A quarter-century after the first Man was burned, a record-breaking crowd gathered here for the annual art, music, and social experiment festival t
I drove out of Black Rock City at 11 p.m. last night, during a dazzling, dancing fireworks display that was the best I'd ever seen in my life. As I left this physical place, which is a manifestation of shared dreaming, I watched each burst of color, and a sustained white trail that banked and curved
We cannot know his legendary head with eyes like ripening fruit. And yet his torso is still suffused with brilliance from inside, like a lamp, in which his gaze, now turned to low, gleams in all its power… You must change your life.
Burning Man started 25 years ago as a gathering of friends and strangers on San Francisco's Baker Beach. It was a random act of public art, including an 8-foot-tall wooden man burning against the Northern California sunset, 20 people clasping hands around it.
The annual Burning Man festival is underway in Nevada, and this piece from The New York Times looks at the urban plan that undergirds the event. The urban form of the event has taken shape over the years mainly at the hands of designer Rod Garrett.
Burning Man is a weeklong arts festival in Nevada, some call a spiritual experience. This year, the event opens August 29, 2011. It draws thousands of people to the Black Rock desert each year.
GERLACH, Nev. — How many city planners get to see their ideas take shape all around them? The short list includes Georges-Eugène Haussmann, who bulldozed much of Paris in the mid-19th century, and Robert Moses, who remade New York during the 20th.
For the first time, Burning Man's Temple was built in Reno, a process, headed by Chris "Kiwi" Hankins (above), that began May 5 in a Reno warehouse. RGJ reporter Geralda Miller and photographer Liz Margerum followed the temple's progress.
Burning Man isn't just about getting crazy on the Playa anymore. The organization is now taking on urban revitalization, aiming to fix up the area around its new HQ.
Burning Man LLC is moving its headquarters to the mid-Market area.
What do the following have in common: Grammy-winning pop singer and \"fame monster\" Lady Gaga, the annual avant-garde Burning Man festival, and a group of physician advocates called Medical Justice?
The controversial mid-Market tax break proposal was proposed to keep Twitter from making good on threats to leave San Francisco, but city officials have also touted how it would help another iconic cultural institution: Burning Man.