That's a good question! And can be a long discussion ;)
In the context of the directory, the term "burn" is always preceded by an asterisk "*" to indicate a broader interpretation. It may or may not be an official regional burn. It's definitely not commercial, it's community driven. And of course it's not just inspired by the ten principles, it tries to implement them all.
Many of our community events have struggled with radical inclusion. It was simply not possible to be fully open. The reason weren't just some legal issues: there was another principle at play: Civic responsibility. In many cases it was simply not responsible to do this in a responsible way.
The principles must always be seen in combination, and more often than not they contradict each other. This discussion is fruitful and helps us to adapt to situations and different circumstances.
Sigh, no it's not. And here, for the burn directory, it is based on trust in the community. The events are collected by word of mouth, from burner to burner. Some events have been around for a long time, so it's easy. Others are new and just exploring how the principles can be applied, so they get the benefit of the doubt. We'll hear if it's not really a burn.
To be honest, only one listed event has been de-listed so far. And that was at the request of the organisers. They felt that their event did not meet their own standards for the term "burn".
In the end, all of us. If there's anything wrong, head over to the Telegram Channel and let's discuss it.
On the other hand, there are some volunteers who help to make this work. All are passionate about our community, some are Regional Contacts, some help run events, and some are long-time community members. The invitation is open to all: Join, participate and help!
Welcome Home! I guess you should find out yourself, but ChatGPT said:
This global community is centered around gatherings of various sizes, both large and small, that are organized by local volunteers in different regions around the world. These events bring people together to create temporary, interactive spaces where they can express themselves, connect with others, and participate in a diverse range of creative activities. Whether it's a large-scale gathering or a small, informal get-together, these events prioritize community, self-reliance, and leaving a minimal impact, and provide opportunities for people to connect and participate in experiences that emphasize creativity, self-expression, and inclusivity. The gatherings, both big and small, provide a platform for people to come together and celebrate these values and principles.