Dustcovery 2016 has received approval from Burning Man Project as an Official Burning Man Regional Decompression event! Congrats to the Producers for following the guidelines.
Each year, hundreds of dusty participants return from a magical week in the desert and begin the difficult process of re-entry into the Default World. We have experienced something nearly impossible to explain, yet the cosmic shifts inside of us are not reflected in the world around us. Friends, family and co-workers expect us to be the same, but we are not the same. We long to escape the confines of our daily existence, but we’re stuck in the patterns of our lives for another, long, year.
The decompression process culminates in the opportunity to re-create our experience for one night, here on our home turf. Here, we can share our experience, celebrate our personal transformation and officially make the transition back to life as we know it. We can also party with 900 of our closest friends, and check out some of Vancouver’s best Burning Man art, music, theme camps, performances, activities, costumes and revelry.
Like the Burning Man festival itself, it is most rewarding when experienced as a participant rather than a spectator – so get involved! Bring the project you brought to Burning Man, left half-finished on your couch, or have been dreaming of for months. Help us build, decorate, ranger, greet or break down. Invite your friends.
Thanks to the Greater Vancouver Interactive Arts Society (GVIAS) for making this all possible.
In it’s second incarnation as Dustcovery, we are growing the event from 750 people in 2015, to allow for up to 900 in 2016.
Dustcovery is an official Burning Man Decompression Event.
Previous Official Decompression events:
- October 17th, 2015 – Dustcovery 2015 -The Show Barn at Cloverdale Rodeo and Exhibition Grounds, Surrey – facebook.com/events/1458116391156960 – Wrap Up Report
- November 22nd, 2014 – Playafied – cancelled. Details: playafied.gvias.org
- November 16, 2013 – Afterglow – West Coast Railway Association – CN Roundhouse, Squamish – afterglowvancouver.org, facebook.com/Afterglowvancouver, facebook.com/events/512837308803967
- November 17, 2012 – Afterglow Venue – West Coast Railway Association – CN Roundhouse, , Squamish
- October 1st, 2011 – Dustoff! – Cam Am Importique, Burnaby
- October 9th, 2010 – Micropolis – W2 Storyum, Vancouver