Midburn is the name for an association, a community, an event, and a city that is resurrected in the desert every year.
The city takes the shape of a circle. Along the perimeter, streets and squares mark the location of Theme Camps and other public and hosting spaces. These can include, for example; cafés, barbershops, workshops and lecture halls, radio stations, mail service, circus, library, restaurants, bars, and any other place fantasized and conceived by the city residents.
At the center of the city, the core, lays the Playa, where two central installations are situated – the “Man and Woman” (AKA ‘The Effigy’), and “The Space” (AKA ‘The Temple’). These two installations are burnt to the ground through two central ceremonies taking place on the last two days of the city’s existence.
The community’s artists fill the city with multiple creations, making it a colossal art gallery. These installations are created by groups of artists working for months to manifest their exciting visions and dreams.
Other voluntary services operated by participants throughout the event are the Medical Clinic, Center Camp (‘living room’), Nomads, Safe zone, Gate, Greeters, and more.
Based on the principle of decommodification, no money is used at Midburn, and everything that occurs within it, is served as a gift to its residents by its residents.
The city is an official event of the Burning Man Regional Network. Burning Man is the central event of the community, taking place each year in Black Rock City, Nevada.
Midburn is established for just a brief moment, and disappears completely after a week, but the spirit continues to resonate through its residents, many continue to realise and attempt to live according to the Ten Principles and a “Burner” lifestyle long after the event.
The Midburn community lives beyond the event, and continues to organise other gatherings, events and groups in the same spirit.
Taking part in Midburn entails personal involvement, which promises enjoyment and belonging.
You are invited to take part in establishing and creating Midburn city and in a possible internal change.