Everywhere Pavilion: Black Rock City 2012 + San Francisco Decompression


A rock star volunteer helps at the Leaf Your Trace crafting activity.

At Black Rock City 2012, in collaboration with Burners Without Borders, Black Rock Arts Foundation, Black Rock Solar and Burning Man Regional Network, we helped put together the Everywhere Pavilion – an open space where people can hang out and learn about our various community and outreach activities. The space takes different forms in different places, and each time we learn something new about our growing community.

On the Playa, we set up a large, shady open space on the Esplanade, filled with tables in the shapes of continents, where participants could escape the sun and relax. People also took part in our Leaf Your Trace activity, where they expressed the many different ways they uphold the Ten Principles off-playa through writing and decorating “leaves” (made from used file folders). The leaves were attached to posts placed on many different cities on our continent tables. By the end of the event, there were nearly 500 leaves creating a handmade forest, mapping the many ways that participants carry Burner spirit with them into their communities.


Our first leaf, created by Michael who came all the way from the UK. This leaf will forever be one of our favorites!


It wasn’t just Michael who came all the way from Europe – we had lots of visitors from Germany!


Early in the week, we had a small forest of visitors from all over North America.

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At Burning Man’s San Francisco Decompression, we all worked together to create a chill space serving tea and conversation. Friends and participants came by, sat on comfy pillows, and chatted over tea on a beautiful fall day. We met lots of newbies and got to work with some amazing volunteers we met on the Playa.


Guests relaxing in our pop-up tea house.

No matter what their path to getting to Everywhere, all of our guests expressed delight at getting to learn more about what we’re up to and how to get involved.

Learn more about our partners at Everywhere!
Black Rock Arts Foundation: blackrockarts.org
Black Rock Solar: www.blackrocksolar.org
Burners Without Borders: www.burnerswithoutborders.org
Burning Man Regional Network: regionals.burningman.com