As the official regional burn for Australia, it follows in the footsteps of the Burning Man festival, which has been taking place in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, USA, since 1991. Every year tens of thousands of people create a temporary city that rises from an ancient dry lake bed over a week of intense creativity and sharing, before disappearing without a trace.
In recent years, the Burning Man cultural phenomenon has spread around the world, as burners share the spirit with their home communities and organise regional burns. These now include numerous events across the United States as well as AfrikaBurn in South Africa, Kiwiburn in New Zealand and Nowhere in Spain.
Australia's regional Burning Man event, like the other regional burns, incorporates the 10 principles that guide the main Burning Man event. These principles include radical self-expression, radical self-reliance, participation, communal effort, civic responsibility, radical inclusion, gifting, decommodification, leaving no trace and immediacy.
Burning Seed is a temporary community that comes together over 6 days, where you must bring everything that you need to survive for the time you are there, where nothing can be bought or sold, and where you must take everything with you when you leave. There are no stalls, sponsors or advertisers, and the only transactions are those of a gift economy.
If our regional burn sounds like your thing, be sure to check out our website for more information www.burningmanaustralia.com. Also have a look at www.burningman.com to see what happens at the main burn in the Nevada desert.