One day I’ll make it, next year maybe? “It’s way more than you can imagine,” says Jessica Rose Yurasek (@missjessrose), describing Black Rock City, the site of the annual Burning Man festival. Each year, a global tribe of artists, makers, and performers converge in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert, birthing a pop-up city of more than 60,000 “Burners” and their acts of radical self-expression.
In contrast to the inhospitable physical terrain, which ranges from scorching heat to torrential rain, Jessica sees Black Rock City as an inspirational place of generosity and creativity. The weeklong gathering culminates with the burning of a towering wooden effigy known as “the Man”, and then disperses, taking care to leave no trace in the desert. “If we as humanity can build this,” she says, “then I have hope for our future.” To see more photos and videos from Black Rock City, tap the blue location text above, browse the #BM2014 hashtag and follow @missjessrose.
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