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We’re happy to announce the BURN2 theme, logo and some key dates.


This year’s theme is “Metropolis – Civilization in the Desert.” Exploration and expression of the urban reality in the style of Burning Man, where materials are trucked into the desert to build a temporary city that then disappears, leaving no trace.

The “Civilization in the Desert” was added to the main Burning Man theme of Metropolis to set a tone of impermanence and desert orientation. The intention is to imitate Burning Man, being set in a very real desert with very real transportation issues, and to lead away from the construction of huge and heavy structures that would be disingenuous, given the desert nature of burning culture.

BL2010 Logo-preview

This year’s logo of  a person and pyramid framed by the rising sun was designed by Miso Susanowa, ChatBrat Pippita and Raven Haalan. It references civilization from its earliest beginnings to the current day, and the circular design can also be interpreted to be a wheel – one of humankind’s earliest and most pivotal inventions. The person and pyramid also represent Burning Man’s two core bulds – The Man and The Temple. The red, orange and yellow color scheme symbolizes fire, which of course shall claim both The Man and The Temple at the close of the festival.


This year’s festival runs from Oct 16 – 24.

Other dates worth noting include:

  • Aug 16 – Volunteer Positions Posted
  • Sept 5 – Theme Camp Proposal Submission Deadline
  • Sept 12 – Theme Camp Acceptance Announcements
  • Sept 13 through Sept 19 – Land Rush / Land Distribution
  • Oct 23 – The Man Burns
  • Oct 24 – The Temple Burns

Exhibit and Presentations at SL7B

You’re invited to visit the Burning Life Exhibit at SL7B, meet friends old and new, get and give information. The lamplighters will be throwing down impromptu drumming and dancing sessions, so watch group chat for invites.

We’ve got four presentations scheduled in the SL7B auditorium, so get them on your calendar.

  • Tuesday, June 22, 9pm – The Art That Moves You by EmCee Widget
  • Thursday, June 24, 3pm – Burning Man and Burning Life Culture by Kev Sweetwater and Diana Renoir
  • Friday, June 25, 10am – Drumming and Fire Dancing by JeanBaptiste Eilde and the Lamplighters
  • Sunday, June 27, 5pm – Art Panel Discussion moderated by White Lebed

See you at SL7B!