Why and how do people get involved with participatory culture communities such as Burning Man? What does this involvement bring into one's life and what does it not bring? What might the future look like for the people who were involved in some of the projects and regional events?
The questions of the 45-minute presentation will be shortly illustrated by the latest research results from Burning Stories, Burning Progeny and few other research projects. The practical examples are drawn both from Burning Man (US) and the Nordic Burning Man community Borderland.
The second half of the event (60min) will be co-creative with an extensive Q&A among each other, with a co-host scientist - artist Primavera De Filippi.
Here the aim, together, is to explore:
- Your view, why & how do people get involved with the participatory communities?
- How does a community take shape - both via projects and events?
- What possible impact this all has on the society?
- What are the different pitfalls in sustaining the community and with the growth?
- Discussion on sustainability and participatory cultures
Type of event: Presentation + Q&A, timed 2 hours
As always, these salons are free and open to all. Feel free to bring a snacks and drinks to share.
Dr. Jukka-Pekka Heikkilä is an impact-driven scholar who focuses on entrepreneurship and entrepreneurship education in extreme settings. His work has been supported by the Royal Society (UK), British Academy and Academy of Finland. Jukka-Pekka is a visiting scholar in Stanford with the purpose of developing his projects, particularly the recently launched Burning Stories research project that is focusing on Burning Man and WTSUP! Beirut initiative that aims to study and support technology-driven entrepreneurship education in the Middle-East.
Primavera De Filippi
Dr. Primavera De Filippi is a permanent researcher at the National Center of Scientific Research (CNRS) in Paris, a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University, and a Visiting Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies at the European University Institute. She is investigating the new opportunities for these technologies to enable new governance models and participatory decision-making through the concept of governance-by-design and lead artist in a Burning Man 2018 art project PLANTOID.