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 could 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 and sophisticated. Others were easy and sophisticated as e.g. the „Bad advice“ stand. Camps surrounded the playa, offering space to relax, time to talk and meals to share a diner.

I have barely felt freedom and community belonging like this before somewhere else.