I was interested in finding out what happened if individuals get together when they live in the desert for a couple of days while leaving their daily life costumes behind. All I knew before I have entered the playa were the Burners’ ten principles. They made me curious. How would such a temporary community life look like?
What I discovered was a magic place built on caring and sharing. People in fancy and creative dresses were walking the playa up and down. I could spot art installations everywhere. Some of them were complex & sophisticated. Others were easy & sophisticated as the „Bad advice“ stand. Camps surrounded the center, offering space to relax, time to talk and meals to share a dinner. The people I have met were carrying a huge smile all day long.
I have barely felt freedom and community belonging like this before somewhere else.