Recently the Laughing Squid's Scott Beale visited the San Francisco offices of Burning Man, the 48,000-people-strong, weeklong art festival held in the Nevada desert each year. So what do the headquarters—whose mission is to foster this decades-old "annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance"—actually look like? Think: wood-beamed ceilings, colorful streamers, a "Keep Calm and Burn On" poster (of course!), a sculpture of the caterpillar from Alice and Wonderland, and a white board scrawled with things such as "When things are falling apart, they may actually be falling into place." More shots over here.
· A Tour of the Burning Man Headquarters in San Francisco [Laughing Squid]