My first and only time at Burning Man several years ago. A few months prior to this incredible event I had entered the Green Tent Competition initiated by Stephanie Smith's ecoshack.com now https://jthomesteader.com/ to design a tent in the Joshua Tree National Park.
The idea was to build a 30' long sleeping tent for two that acted like a giant weather vane in that it's 8' diameter sail would catch the breeze and rotate the front opening towards the wind and cool the tent in a hot desert climate.
I was encouraged to build my design for BM, a desert setting as well, especially since I received an honorable mention, only 28 apparently out of 100's of international entries.
I had no idea of protocols being a newbie and without a camp but somehow I worked my way through the Department of Mutant Vehicles and received my Art Car license.
The art and creativity regardless of how BM has transformed over the years is outstanding and I recommend anyone with curiosity and adventure to try it once at least.
Materials: rolled steel tubing, fabric (with help from my friend Soo), clips, solar lights, reflective sail material, lubrication