The what and why


What is Play)A(Skool?

We share.  We learn.  We grow.  We Evolve.  We are Play)A(Skool, an global social-impact organization dedicated to creating meaningful learning platforms and positive impact in communities around the globe.  Our Mission is simple: To promote activities that support a community's inherent capacity to thrive by encouraging innovative approaches to learning and grassroots initiatives that make a positive impact.

The driving ethos of Play)A(Skool is to uphold and manifest the values described in the Ten Principles of Burning Man, specifically:

  1. Radical Inclusion
  2. Gifting
  3. Decommodification
  4. Radical Self-reliance
  5. Radical Self-expression
  6. Communal Effort
  7. Civic Responsibility
  8. Leaving No Trace
  9. Participation
  10. Immediacy




 our annual gathering

Burning Man is an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance.   “Burning Man” is understood not as an event, but refers to a way of life lived consistently with these Ten Principles. Play)A(Skool provides infrastructural tools and frameworks that will allow people to apply the Ten Principles in many communities and spheres of endeavor.

Check out What Is Burning Man on their web site for more information, read the other articles on the site and visit other web sites for a broader understanding of the Burning Man event. Before you contemplate attending, you probably want to read the Burning Man Survival Guide—it's not as easy as it looks!  If you wish to truly understand and comprehend Burning Man, you need to attend the event — it's unlike anything you've ever experienced!  Check out Burning Man's suggestions for preparation here.