Burning Man’s 2016 art theme is inspired by the Italian Renaissance of the middle fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries, when an historic convergence of inspired artistry, technical innovation and enlightened patronage launched Europe out of medievalism and into modernity. Our story will focus on the republic of Florence, for it was here, in a city-state of about the same size and population as Black Rock City, that humanist ideals, a rediscovery of science, and funding from a newly moneyed class of entrepreneurs fueled a revolutionary cultural movement that redefined Western civilization. Five centuries later, we will attempt to recreate this potent social alchemy by combining Burning Man art, maker culture and creative philanthropy to make Black Rock City the epicenter of a new renaissance. – Burning Man [dot] Org
This year Sun Guardians was a village called Sun Guardians 2.oooommmm with the Sun Guardians temple, Hanuman’s House of Ramen and Tea, and the Rootist Lounge (out of Las Vegas). We managed to fit in somewhere close to 75 people in the village though we all maintained our individual infrastructures.
The temple space will be more than doubled and we are peeling out the tea house for tea services. We will have a new courtyard with features that visiting guests can come to and engage physically.
We will be implementing a great many changes in the camp for 2016 to improve the camp over all. The infrastructure has improved significantly each year and 2016 could see the peak of those changes as we find inspiration from other camps and what they are able to achieve on playa.
Every year Camp Mayor Toaster writes trip reports detailing the event and the results of a year of work. Our camp featured a Hindu like temple featuring Hanuman and Ganesh under our theme of Heaven with a temple space meant to represent the home of the gods while the theme of the event was Da Vinci’s Workshop.