the 2017 edition of burning man came to a fiery finish last night, september 3rd. the temporary metropolis hosts thousands of ‘burners’ each year who engage in ‘community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance’ for just over a week, before they burn the art installations and structures to the ground — ‘leaving no trace’ of what took place.

 

last week, designboom previewed some of this year’s most exciting and anticipated art installations, each set around the 2017 theme ‘radical ritual. 

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image by danil golovkin / @danilgolovkin | main video banner by mark day

 

 

now, as the burning man community says farewell to black rock desert, designboom takes a look at the event’s dramatic completion, and some of the wild and whimsical art installations and architectural structures that took shape on the playa this year…

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image by randy haron / @2ndfloorguy

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image by trung nguyen / @trungsnaps

 

 

before the burn…

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image by @alexanderjosephson

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image by john curley, courtesy of burning man blog

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image by fannie allen / @fannieallen

burning man art
image by john curley, courtesy of burning man blog

burning man art
image by john curley, courtesy of burning man blog

burning man art
image by john curley, courtesy of burning man blog

burning man art
image by john curley, courtesy of burning man blog

burning man art
image by john curley, courtesy of burning man blog

burning man art
image by @traveladdict_23

burning man art
image by john curley, courtesy of burning man blog

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