Looking for a handy refresher on the burnerly arts? Feeling a little rusty or wet behind the ears? Whether 2022 is your first time going to Black Rock City or your gazillionth, we’re rolling out this series throughout the summer of Waking Dreams to acculturate and amuse with tips, tricks, and pearls of wisdom to help you thrive in Black Rock City.
(Remember) How to Burning Man Part 5: Your Last-minute Black Rock City ChecklistIf your destiny is taking you to Black Rock City in a few short days and your living space isn’t currently filled with bins and random piles of extremely useful or completely frivolous objects, we hope it’s because you’re a very skilled procrastinator. Because now is the time when list-building, spreadsheeting, instant messaging, and last …Read More
(Remember) How to Burning Man Part 4: Why Building a Crew Is Like Making a SauceBlack Rock City stretches our capacities in weird and unanticipated ways. We gather a crew, make some plans, and go out there to build art or run a camp in one of the world’s most inhospitable environments. Even if you run crews or manage teams in your default life, getting things to happen as planned …Read More
(Remember) How to Burning Man Part 3: Pro Tips from Bona-fide Black Rock City ProfessionalsIt’s that time of year when EVERYONE is a Burning Man expert, doling out endless playa tips — what to wear, what to eat, how to think, what to build… And thank goodness! Because if this whole Burning Man thing is new to you, you likely need all the help you can get. But whose …Read More
(Remember) How to Burning Man — Part 2: Bringing the Burn From Far, Far AwayThe first year I went to Black Rock City, I was part of a crew of about eight Burgins. None of us — not one — even remotely knew what we were getting into. It was 2004. We flew into Reno from a faraway place… Montreal, to be exact. We bought some food, water and …Read More
(Remember) How to Burning Man — Part 1: Building a City of Imagination with $teven Ra$paReturning to Black Rock City after a three-year hiatus will be joyful, and weird, vulnerable and surprising. Our city of imagination will inevitably be different this year, in new and unanticipated ways. Expect different versions of ourselves, different means of self-expression, and a metropolis with new priorities, people and shared experiences. And that, according to …Read More