RENO, Nev. — Nevada’s Burning Man counter-culture competitors has impressed spin-off events spherical the world which is perhaps now being studied by Swiss authorities anthropologists and sociologists.
The Swiss National Science Foundation has spent larger than $100,000 on lecturers specializing in the attendees and impression of Burning Man’s regional events and groups spherical the world, considerably in Europe.
Burning Man spokeswoman Megan Miller acknowledged Europeans are terribly receptive to those concepts.
“In Europe, there’s a greater sense of ‘we’ versus ‘I.’ It’s much more about the collective,” Miller acknowledged.
The Reno Gazette-Journal experiences the study from the University of Fribourg is titled “Burning Progeny.”
The annual counter-culture competitors has been held since 1990 in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert 150 miles north of Reno. Burning Man is constructed spherical 10 core concepts equal to self-reliance, communal effort and civic accountability.
Scholars in the earlier have studied the event’s type, sexuality and construction.
The focus of the Swiss evaluation is as a substitute on the offshoot events, equal to Nowhere, a mini-festival in Spain, a Greek event on ships in the Mediterranean Sea, and occasional gatherings like these held in Ireland.
The researchers’ preliminary findings, launched this month, found attendees of the events grew to turn into additional creative, open-minded, assured and conscious of their interactions with the environment and completely different people.
The Burners, as attendees are referred to as, felt the regional events had been additional intimate, allowing for additional freedom and longer-lasting relationships.
The researchers plan to publish a complete study in 2019 and hope will most likely be utilized by completely different anthropologists and sociologists however moreover competitors organizers.