Setting fire to artworks in the desert “creates atmospheric pollution” says Burning Man festival

Burning Man has acknowledged the carbon emissions it causes and called on attendees to consider alternatives to burning, as part of a plan to become carbon negative by 2030. The festival, which sees 80,000 people gather in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert each summer, has drawn up a draft sustainability plan after calculating that its carbon […]

Architect John Marx reimagines a Greek myth for Burning Man pavilion

A five-sided pyramid with cutouts influenced by constellations was created to pay homage to heroic woman during this year’s Burning Man festival. Architect John Marx and Brian Poindexter, with San Francisco art collective Playa Muses, built Andromeda Reimagined to subvert the ancient Greek story of Andromeda from a male dominated narrative into a tale of female […]

Timber pavilions and other-worldly installations animate the plains at Burning Man 2019

Burning Man revellers, including architect Bjarke Ingels, have captured the installations, pavilions and stages at this year’s event, including elevated stepping stones and a huge arm made of scrap metel. The photos posted to Instagram document the temporary structures populating the Nevada desert for this year’s event, taking place from 25 August to 2 September. The […]

JKMM Architects to heat up Burning Man revellers with Finnish sauna

Helsinki firm JKMM Architects is building a sauna in the depths of the Nevada desert so that visitors of this year’s Burning Man can cleanse and relax. JKMM Architects teamed up with Finish creative collaborative Sauna on Fire to create the Steam of Life Pavilion for the festival, which kicks off in the Nevada desert […]

Black Rock City is designed to “sprout out of nothing”, says Burning Man co-founder Will Roger

Burning Man co-founder Will Roger has spent the last 14 years capturing the festival in aerial photographs. As a book of his images is released, he spoke to Dezeen about how they created a pop-up city in the desert. Compass of the Ephemeral: Aerial Photography of Black Rock City through the Lens of Will Roger, […]

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