September 2014

Thesis Update: Gentrification and Burning Man

Above: Signs of gentrification (according to brightestyoungthings.com) In the process of working towards my thesis, I’ve found tighter boundaries that I’m comfortable with. Following my experiences and observations in Black Rock City this year, I’m now seeing my thesis as an exploration of gentrification as a necessary part of the trajectory of emergent culture (and its interaction with dominant mainstream culture) and using Burning Man as a case study (of gentrification) I want to look at gentrification as a stage of ... {read more}