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Radical Inclusion & Self Expression

Radical Inclusion I mentioned in my intro email that human transformation is possible within Burning Man’s culture due to the community’s commitment to living out the 10 Principles. Radical Inclusion is possibly one of the most influential and delicate principles. Radical Inclusion, is defined as follows; “Anyone may be...

Radical Self Reliance & Participation

Radical Self Reliance “Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources.” Radical self reliance starts when packing and prepping for Burning Man so we can be prepared on playa. We are all responsible for our own education. Doing research around the...

Communal Effort

“Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art and methods of communication that support such interaction.” Communal effort seems fitting as we enter build week- go team! Collaboration requires strong methods of communication especially in extreme...

Civic Responsibility & LNT

“We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.” Alright, this one is pretty straight forward and very important...

Decommodification & Gifting

“Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.” “In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by...

Immediacy – “Be Here Now”

“Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers....