Learning at Burning Man starts with the people you meet.
Even though jobs aren't the usual topic of conversations on the playa, I was curious about what people do in the outer world. I soon found out that in just one day, I talked to an astrophysicist, an actress, a nurse and glassblower, an engineer, a heart surgeon, a welder, and a chef.
And that's not to mention their involvement in the creation and running of Black Rock City itself, which included working behind a bar, driving an art car, lighting a bonfire, playing a ukulele, and simply being an overwhelmed first time burner.
People and conversations aside, this gallery is a collection of what designers can learn just by immersing themselves in Black Rock City and its surroundings – the art, the playa, the vehicles, the camps, the costumes, and the nature of the desert itself.