Enabling Creative Chaos: The Organization Behind the Burning Man Event
In the summer of 2008, nearly fifty thousand people traveled to Nevada’s Black Rock Desert to participate in the countercultural arts event Burning Man. Founded on a commitment to expression and community, the annual weeklong festival presents unique challenges to its organizers. Over four years Katherine K. Chen regularly participated in organizing efforts to safely and
Much of this book is about how the Burning Man organization lives between two tensions: first, the tension between under-organization and over-organization; second, the tension between collectivist practices and bureaucratic organizing. (This book relies on ...more
It is also time to plan a trip to experience this event!