CANCELED: From Arts to Placemaking: What Burning Man Can Teach Us About Great Cities

6:00 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2020
7:30 pm on Thursday, April 16, 2020
WBUR CitySpace 890 Commonwealth Avenue
Every year, a massive urban design experiment occurs in the desert about a hundred miles north of Reno, NV. Black Rock City, home to 70,000 Burning Man participants, is one of the largest cities in the stateā€”for nine days, at least. This temporary community is built from the ground-up, and subsequently dismantled, each August for a week-long festival of music, art, and self-expression. What can local leaders and planners learn from a city that remakes itself each year? Join the BU Initiative on Cities and the BU Arts Initiative for a panel discussion featuring staff, artists, and past residents of the Burning Man project, as they share their experiences and perspectives on the dynamic nature of Black Rock City.