24 Can Burning Man Change the World? | Andrew Johnstone

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Andrew Johnstone is in charge of designing the Burning Man Man Base, and ensuring that the Man burns safely, so that flaming tons of debris do not cascade down onto the thousands of revelers below. Originally from Great Britain, Andrew currently resides in San Francisco with his wife and children. Since 2005 he apprenticed under Rod Garrett, the architect of Burning Man. When Rod passed away in 2011, Andrew was honored with the title “Design Steward of the Man” and has served to carry on with the design of the Burning Man Man Base. This year, the theme of Burning Man is “Da Vinci’s Workshop” and a bold design employing gears and human power has been devised to rotate the Man in a style that would make Da Vinci proud.

In this conversation, you’ll hear about:

  • [11:30] The origins of Burning Man
  • [14:03] How Burning Man decides what the Man and the Man Base looks like
  • [16:25] What it takes to ensure that the Man burns safely
  • [27:22] How to not die at Burning Man
  • [36:35] How Burning Man can transform your life
  • [38:20] How Burning Man is changing the world

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About the author, Lorna

Lorna Liana is a new media strategist and lifestyle business coach to visionary entrepreneurs. She travels the world while running her business as a digital nomad. Lorna's boutique agency provides “done for you” web design, development and online marketing services for social ventures, sustainable brands, transformational coaches and new paradigm thought leaders. She is also a personal development junkie, and 20 year practitioner of shamanism, with extensive training in Tibetan Bon Shamanism and the ayahuasca traditions of the Amazon Basin.

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