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Urban Playa – Barcelona’s Burn Week

During the week of Burning Man (AKA Burn Week – this year on August 27, 2023 ’til September 4,2023) Barcelona residents create Urban Playa—a unique little burn and theme camps in the heart of Barcelona. This is a great opportunity to safely share your unique art and talents and enjoy the expression of others.

Get your creative wheels turning! 

This is a co-created event involving art, 10 Principles (below), activities, workshops, games, talks, parties, chillouts, massage parties, dancing, flash mobs, fun, learning, sharing, growth, expansion and joy. 

The organizers join forces with many local communities, artists, spaces, and collectives to co-create an “urban playa”. Check the map and guide for essential information.

There is no cost to attend. They kindly ask each person to contribute with food and drinks for the spaces to keep people fed as they pass through and participate. (Make sure to bring your own cup).

Highlighted creative events

“From Trash to Treasure” Workshop
Sunday 3 – 19:30-20:30 ENG/CAST/CAT
Hostess: Aina
No reservation needed
Where?  Món Real c/Casp,39

Discover a global community of plastic recyclers that are uniting forces towards implementing small scale circular economies. You’ll learn why Plastic is Precious while we show you how the plastic recycling machines work in a collaborative demonstration. All ages welcome!

“Plastic Pandemic”
Sunday 3 – 21h-21:30h ENG/CAST/CAT
Presentation of a sculpture
Hostess: Aina
Where? Món Real c/Casp,39

“Plastic Pandemic,”  Presentation of a  sculpture from the 21st century part of an Archeology museum of the future. Crafted from the remnants of COVID-19 tests, this sculpture mimics the human hand— a symbol of human connection – now preserved in plastic, a poignant testament to the era’s struggle with both a viral crisis and its plastic waste legacy.

Learn how to reverse engineering the story from the future and envision with us the resilience of our ancestors in turning remnants of a global challenge into a powerful reminder of humanity’s capacity for transformation and renewal.

10 Principles of Burning Man

Radical Inclusion

Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.​

Gifting

Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.

Decommodification

In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.

Radical Self-reliance

Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on their inner resources.

Radical Self-expression

Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.

Communal Effort

Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.

Civic Responsibility

We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.

Leave No Trace

Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.

Participation

Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart.

Immediacy

Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.

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