The Philadelphia Experiment is a festival that happens every year over the fourth of July weekend. In the style of Burning Man, it has a strong community art focus, theme camp community, and fire performance events. 

This year we were brought out to do fire safety. It’s pretty rare to have an event these days where we don’t have to focus on our domes, but that doesn’t mean that Archimedes didn’t still have a presence. 

Hacienda Villa is a team that runs sex-positive events in Brooklyn, that celebrates sex among consenting adults in all its forms and expressions. They seek to provide a safe space for sexual empowerment and growth with a commitment to diversity of age, bodies, gender, gender expression and identity, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and profession. Their goal is to magnify each other’s creative, professional, relational, sexual and romantic growth, elevating each other towards each individual’s most honest self-expression. (Hacienda website)

At PEX Hacienda wanted to help build a safe space for sexual expression and education. Using one of our Lodges, they created a cuddle space and workshop dome for the participants of the festival.

With a workshop agenda coordinated by Rachel Eisley, the space held a number of wonderful events and community gatherings. Welcoming and community oriented, the space was often full of bright and happy faces experiencing the space.

As well we had our own personal camp, with a tiny little scout that housed it’s own little community gatherings. A few people from our Burning Man camp Things That Swing were at PEX, and the days were filled with lovely hangouts and enjoying each other’s company.

It’s always so nice to go to an event and see our domes in action, especially when we aren’t always the one’s that bring them!

 Article by  Jodi Sharp

Article by Jodi Sharp