Solar, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal, Storage
With 250+ sunny days a year, regular winds that can exceed 40mph and dozens of hot springs, Fly Ranch has vast potential for developing creative solutions for renewable power from solar, geothermal, wind, and more.
OPENS January 15, 2020
NEW DEADLINE October 31, 2020 read the announcement
The Land Art Generator Initiative and Burning Man Project have partnered to launch a multi-disciplinary design challenge—LAGI 2020 Fly Ranch—that will create the foundational infrastructure of Fly Ranch.
You are invited to propose your regenerative artwork in this stunning landscape. In 2021 selected design teams will be provided an honoraria grant for the purpose of building a functional prototype on site.
Hot Springs, Filtration, Evaporation, Ice
With dozens of hot and cold springs, hundreds of pools, and half a dozen artesian wells, water is the lifeblood of Fly Ranch. We invite creative solutions for spring water filtration, sustainably generated ice and the purification and reuse of greywater. To prevent erosion, scalable designs for use of the hot springs are needed.
Housing, Event Spaces, Sustainable Architecture
This expansive and harsh desert climate provides opportunities to combine modern architectural and technological innovation with traditional off-grid building techniques like natural materials and passive heating/cooling for housing, camping, and gathering spaces to fit a wide range of needs from small overnight shelters to large-scale next generation fabrication centers for artists and makers.
Permaculture, Aquaponics, Gardens, Grazing
Fly Ranch has several hundred acres of previous ranch land that can be reinvigorated to create sustainable agriculture systems for on-site events, local communities, and beyond. The site can become a laboratory for pioneering methods of desert permaculture systems and large-scale indoor desert hydroponics and aquaponics.
Composting, Recycling, Biogas, Incineration
As part of the transition from temporary events to a year-round site, we have new opportunities to explore sustainable methods for composting and recycling. We can also explore new methods for rewilding pastureland, restoring landfills, and generating energy through safe incineration.