Playafying Places 2
In Sweden, Burning Man Director of Art & Civic Engagement Kim Cook spoke at Planetary Protocols, a cross-disciplinary talk series in Stockholm that focuses on architecture, design, identity, and statehood. Kim talked about how design can determine our relationship to spaces and each other — either limiting or enhancing our choices, and either bringing us together or creating more isolation. She highlighted the way Black Rock City provided the space and scale to experiment with these relationships; the opportunity to continually iterate, learn and grow each year; and the springboard for taking this out into the world.
In Serbia, Burning Man Project board member Jennifer Raiser gave the keynote address at the October Salon Belgrade Biennale, which kicked off four days of art exhibitions and performances with the theme “The Marvelous Cacophony.” Jennifer’s presentation was based on her public talk at the Smithsonian Renwick Gallery, “Burning Man: Movement or Moment?”, which posits the theory that Burning Man art is an art movement like Impressionism or Surrealism.