The Leave No Trace, Self-reliance and Decommodification principles condition the nature of this habitat and demand
a new approach to urban planning and the viability of temporary dwellings.
To survive in style (or not) a scorching sun, destructive gusts of wind
and the omnipresent dust, Burners, forward-looking citizens, come up with solo and communal camps, the fruition of year-long preparations along with sheer improvisation, to create an ephemeral architecture that will vanish leaving deep memories and no trace.
I recorded these images after countless hours bicycling around Black Rock City to keep traces of this profound urban experiment.
These photos are the gift I received from this thriving, yet physically ephemeral community.
Enjoy, sit back and welcome home again!
Philippe Glade 2014
You are in a dubstep-free blog where these soundscapes help soothe from the Playasonic-assault.
Camps or installations misnamed? contact me:
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Welcome Home, again
Satellites pods of the Otic Way by Gregg Fleishman, Melissa Barron and Lightning Clearwater III
Sweatin' at Distrikt
Empire of dust
Embrace by The Pier Group
Temple of Grace by David Best and crew
The retreat from Russia, Circa 1812
Ephemeral installation made with "donations" from surrounding camps.
CrossReads by Jamie Joyce
Nice way to create a neighborhood
Monday morning, I was sleeping under the stars on the cot when hail and rain woke me up.
At time, rain was heavy as were the lightnings striking the city. I wasn't too proud under my canopy surrounded by dozens of metal poles and rebars. Like everyone else in the city, I spent the morning
looking at the puddles slowly invading my living space, walking around in trash bag covered shoes
which help trek to the blue rooms. One of these too rare moments when the city is quiet, still, calm, when the silence is only broken by a remote neighbor calling to share a warm breakfast. That morning
created numerous bonds among burners.
Confort and joy camp
Chillin' at the Root Society
De-Moopin' at Black Rock Roller Disco