Fly Ranch

April 8, 2020

LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch Deadline Extended

We hope you are safe and healthy in these uncertain times. The fact is that everything has changed. The existential commitments that define us — to family, friends, career, creative expression, research, play, and exploration — have suddenly been jumbled together, competing for our time in ways that blur together the hours, days, and weeks. […]
February 18, 2020

LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch: Join Q&A Webinar and Site Preview Walks

On February 19, Burning Man Project’s Fly Ranch Team and the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) are co-hosting a Q&A Webinar to answer questions about the LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch Design Challenge, share more information about the process, and help people get involved in co-creating the future of Fly Ranch. It’s been one month since […]
January 14, 2020

Design the Future of Fly Ranch – Starting NOW!

Today, we launched an initiative that invites the Burning Man community and wider creative world to join in co-creating a sustainable and awe-inspiring year-round rural center at Fly Ranch, Burning Man Project’s 3,800-acre high desert property. Burning Man Project and the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) have partnered together to run a multi-disciplinary design challenge […]
January 9, 2020

Renewable Energy Can Be Beautiful. Just Ask the Founders of LAGI

Elizabeth Monoian and Robert Ferry were just a floor apart at Carnegie Mellon University but never met. Two years later, they found themselves just a floor apart again — this time in an office building in downtown Pittsburgh. An elevator finally conspired to get them together. A conversation in the lift led to falling in […]
August 12, 2019

The Future of Fly

June 17, 2019

Fly Ranch: Applications Open for Women Writers of Color Expedition

Fly Ranch and Burning Man Project, with the support and vision of Yodassa Williams and an advisory committee, are excited to be hosting our first writing expedition for women of color and non-binary persons of color this October 3 – 6 at Fly Ranch. More details will be forthcoming for accepted participants, but for now […]
May 16, 2019

Fly Ranch: Writers of Color to Become Heroines of Own Stories

From the moment I could read, I’ve been drawn to fantasy tales starring female heroines. Each time the heroine uncovers the magical destiny awaiting her, my heart races in excitement for the adventure ahead. I never anticipated my own life following a similar path, but since finding Home at my first Burn in 2014, my […]
October 24, 2018

So, What’s Actually Happening With Fly Ranch?

Now that the DPW’s Playa Restoration All-Stars have finished walking the last of the line sweeps in Black Rock City (Leave No Trace!) and our ephemeral metropolis now exists only as memories and photographs, Burning Man has packed up the last of our bags and hit the slightly-less-dusty trail until next summer, right? Well, not […]
May 17, 2018

It’s Been a Busy Year for Fly Ranch, and We’re Just Getting Started

2018 has been a busy time at Fly Ranch, Burning Man Project’s 3,800-acre property purchased in 2016. The project has transitioned from theoretical questions of “how might we” to the first of many practical small-scale experiments. The community has begun joining us on the property to explore the space, share ideas, and participate in the […]
May 1, 2018

Making Sense of Fly Ranch — #3: Smell

In this five-part blog series, Burning Man Project Land Fellow, Lisa Schile-Beers (a.k.a. Scirpus), will share the ecological survey work she is doing on Fly Ranch by using touch, taste, smell, sound and sight to frame her findings and guide you around the property. Burning Man’s Fellows program is an investment in people, leadership and […]
April 12, 2018

Visiting Fly Ranch: Idea Roundup

“I probably shouldn’t have worn sandals,” I thought as we piled out of two unmarked white vans. We were about 30 minutes from the site where Black Rock City was still being born by thousands of building Burners. I never imagined leaving BRC would be something I’d actually want to do, even during the early […]
July 21, 2016

What’s in a Gift? The Making of Fly Ranch

Burning Man is simply not possible without gifting. If you’ve ever been to Black Rock City, you know how this goes. You receive countless gifts of all kinds, big and small, day and night. It’s almost as if 70,000 people are singularly focused on making you happy, bringing you joy, making your experience more interesting, […]