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The Playa

A community led effort to map global offshoots, entrepreneurial culture and our communal efforts is via a crowdsourced wiki. We can map, categorize, and share all of our efforts to shepherd Burning Man culture through a period of unprecedented global change.

Note: A project doesn't have to be yours in order to be added! Add as much information as you might know about something to get started even if it's owned by another group.

Want to get involved? Email us. Recurring working gatherings to co-create a Burner Cultural impact wiki to map our collective impact projects take place in the From Dust club on Clubhouse.

Planning to go the playa this year? Share resources here: Playa2021


Burner Culture

Burner Resources

Burner Business Directory - A directory listing of burner businesses

Burner Resources - If you are in need of a resource, or have a resource, please provide it here.

Burner Job Bank - A listing of employment opportunities and those in search of employment.

Impact/Projects Beyond Black Rock City

FreeBurn - Self organizing a gathering on the playa in 2021.

Academic Inquiry

Blockchain Projects

  • United Planet Game - a time travelling immersive role play game to envision a thriving planetary civilization in harmony with all life.

Business & Entrepreneurship

  • Burner Changer of Commerce is a RadCat Club project self-organized by the Burner community founded in the BM principles. It is our vision to live in a world where everybody is empowered to find their passion, have a positive impact, and make a living doing it. We are on a mission to create a principle-based catalyst network of organizations, projects, and people who want to use commerce for good. Seeking Burners to join the team!


  • Co-Creation models and systems
  • Be The Change Cooperative - A cooperative of neighborhood developments designed, governed and owned by local communities as catalyst hubs for co-creation

Community Initiatives

  • TTITD GitHub Repository
  • Playaports
  • KindraConnect is connecting Burners, Creatives, Makers, Thinkers and Seekers who share the values of authenticity, kindness, creativity, play and personal growth. People connect for dating, friendship and collaboration on our app, available for iPhone and Android, and at our virtual events. At the events, we come together to explore relationship building, strengthen our communications skills, grow our creativity, and just get to know each other better. Always looking for people to host events. Email
  • Burning Hearth

Community Support

  • Know Your Stuff NZ - We provide drug checking and drug related harm reduction services at festivals, events, and in public clinics around NZ.
  • Regenerative communication - A holistic human-centric approach to communication.

Culture & Creativity

  • Blazing Swan 2021 - The Mariana sculpture (pictured) was created for the Blazing Swan event in Western Australia in 2021.
  • Center Camp Portraits - Portraits of those gathered at Center Camp.
  • Temple uv Enlightenment - A burning man inspired plaza centerpiece.

Civic Innovation

Cities & Urban Design

Community and Neighborhood Development

  • Be The Change Cooperative - A cooperative of neighborhood developments designed, governed and owned by local communities as catalyst hubs for co-creation
  • Commongrounds - A 50K s.f. 4-story community building developed by, for and owned by the local community, as a model for neighborhood sovereignty, co-creation and anti-gentrification.
  • Existing Communities - Places that already embody the ten principles.
  • Multicultural POC Neighborhood at Black Rock City - a self-organizing community committed to co-creating a global multicultural POC neighborhood at Black Rock City.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)


Environmental Initiatives


Humanitarian Relief

Innovation & Impact - accelerating earths most vital ventures. A hybrid organization - Venture, Create and Foundation founded by burners.

Land Projects (Urban / Rural)

  • Alchemy Springs is a communal Bathhouse in San Francisco currently in pre-development. We're bringing back a community gathering place for San Francisco coming out of the pandemic. It's a natural urban oasis with full bathhouse and spa facilities, an elixir lounge, a zen garden with environmental art, community wellness events and job training opportunities for at-risk youth. Founded by Burners and seeking partners to join the team and dream.

As part of pre-development, we’ll be sitting on this 15,000 sqft site (includes 2500 sqft parking lot) and are open to explore partnering with Burners who are looking for temp or semi-permanent space to host events through July 2022. Email

  • Freespace - The [freespace] movement is an experiment in what is possible when a community shares the gift of physical space. A [freespace] is a gathering place for people to come together, to create, teach, learn, and share the things which they are truly passionate about, and strengthen connections between individuals as well as communities through art, events, and long term projects.
  • Chrysalis Forest - We are forming an eco-monastery on Johns Island, South Carolina, that supports the well being of people and planet by applying the wisdom of nature to our own lives.
  • CORUMBURN - 521 years later, after the first contact between colonizers and indigenous peoples, our group of Corumburn Burners chose this place, the birthplace of BRAZIL to live with the commitment to re-signify relations and create a multicultural city of mutual development.

Learning & Education

Like-Minded Partners

  • DDP peace bonds
  • GEDI
  • Honeycomb ventures
  • Chia
  • Helium
  • Bitgive
  • metafactory
  • Republic

Maker Initiatives

  • Pewter Burner Artifacts - Each year pewter pieces are made and given away on Playa to commemorate Burning Man.
  • Desert Metal Craft - A school dedicated to the art of metalworking inspired by Burning Man.
  • SnarklePony DeMerit Badges - Badges for good and bad Playa accomplishments.



Personal Development & Transformation


  • Golden Gate Project - An organization supporting the social and mental well being of children and their families facing mental health challenges.


Placemaking & Civic Engagement

  • Placemaking X - We are a global network who together accelerate placemaking as a way to create healthy, inclusive, and beloved communities.

Public Private Partnerships

Popup Theme Camps

  • Oceanic Labyrinth - A labyrinth representing our relationship to the oceans.

Radical Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

A Burning Man Project initiative for prioritizing, managing, and advocating for radical inclusion, diversity and equity (R.I.D.E.) across Burning Man Project staff, Black Rock City, and Burner communities in the US and internationally.

Regional Burns

Self organization

Self-organization is a process where some form of overall order arises from local interactions between parts of an initially disordered system.


  • The Steam Punkin - The Steampunkin stands for all fairy tales representing our ancient past catching up with the future to become the imperishable stories that transcend time.


  • Center Camp 'Bring Your Own Cups' Sign - A sign to inform Burners of center camp no longer offering paper cups for sustainability reasons.

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  • Solar Electric Tech - Solar powered generators designed to replace diesel / other combustion based power generation solutions.
  • Moop Your City - MoopYourCity is an ongoing "Leave No Trace" campaign that started as a 2019 Burners Without Borders civic initiative grantee and has grown into a quarterly experience collecting trash around our community and the world.

Camp Directory

A listing of camps, each with their own page on this wiki. Please add your camp if you don't see it listed!

Psychedelia Camps

  • Palenque Norte - Palenque Norte is a Burning Man theme camp and lecture series inspired by the talks given by entheogen researcher Terence McKenna at the Palenque Entheobotany Seminars in January 1999. The camp provides space for discussions about entheobotany and entheogenic compounds.

A jewelry workshop is held every year.

Esplanade Camps

Sound Camps

Diversity Equity and Inclusion Camps

LGBTQ focused Camps

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Support camps

Food camps

  • Taste the Moon
  • The Contraptionists - A camp serving Snow Cones and Fire Fries 1 - 3 PM in the afternoons.
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  • Vegan Town - A theme camp based on Vegan food and sustainability.

Other awesome camps

Burner Socio-Cultural Norms

The First Google Doodle

The Great Unknown

The Great Unknown is the announced theme for Burning Man in 2021. It is possible it will be reflected as a network of physical and virtual activities that merge the space between online and in person, with multiple events happening in synchronicity around the world during the dates of Burning Man. This is a play place to list places and regional or local events that may evolve between now and Burn Week.

  • Baker Beach, San Francisco
  • Kaua'i Beach Burn
  • Plan B - Black Rock Desert : More than 130 camps have notified their desire to be physically in playa this year.


Embassy Network



PAN Asia - PAN brings together neighbors of East South West and North through dialogues and exchanges. PAN is about care and love for the planet, cities, communities, and ourselves. We share, co-shape, co-learn, co-create meaningful projects we want to wake up early and go to sleep late for everyday.




The From Dust club is a club for the Burning Man + Beyond community on Clubhouse.

The BMwebcast club will be one of the interactive audio components of the Official Burning Man Live Webcast


Mastodon is a decentralized social network that mimics the Tweetdeck interface.

  • Blackrock.City Blackrock city is a burning man - themed Mastodon instance.


#BMwebcast on Instagram is the searchable hashtag for screencaps from the Official Burning Man Live Webcast


#BMwebcast on Twitter is the searchable hashtag for screencaps and other comms to and from the Official Burning Man Live Webcast

Virtual Burning Man Experiences



Burning Man Glossary