LondonBRC Project - Burning Man 2013

Bringing the iconic structures of London to the Playa of Black Rock City as an interactive art installation for Burning Man 2013.
Black Rock City, Nevada
United States
7 Team Members
LondonBRC Project is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization. Contributions for the purposes of LondonBRC Project must be made payable to Fractured Atlas and are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

LBRC Needs You!

Our Mission: LondonBRC’s (LBRC) goal is to bring some of the iconic structures of London (House of Commons/Houses of Parliament, Tower Bridge and Tower of London) to the Playa of Black Rock City as a fully functioning interactive art installation for Burning Man 2013.  With the hope of incorporating the integral elements of these landmarks into the landscape of community, culture and core principles that is The Burning Man Project

The entire project, detailed below, is slated to be planned in tiers, based on resources and funding, with each structure built as a phase designed to carry itself individually and work together as a whole.

Current Project: Tier 1. Phases 1 – 1B. One of the most exciting aspects of these structures and our first full phase of the project will be a fully functioning, free standing House of Commons, to be used for both planned and open discussions & forums by all, to discuss any relevant topics, ranging from world matters to topics within Burning Man itself. The walls of the House of Commons will be lined with interactive artwork from our volunteers and artists around the world with the exterior of the structure used as a projection canvas at night (Sample pic here!). Tier 1B incorporates our vision of Elizabeth Tower attached to the House of Commons, a vision where the tower's clock faces will also interact with other projects on the Playa.

Current Project

On Playa

Future Possible Tiers:
Tier 2. Houses of Parliament. Designed as a 4-story structure, incorporating the remaining elements of our Houses of Parliament, with Ye Olde Ale House , a working indoor Theatre/Cinema, art rooms and corridors lined with portraits of famous Royals & characters from British history, all donated by artists from around the world.

Tier 3. Tower Bridge will connect both The Houses of Parliament and Tower of London on the 1st floor. The bridge itself will also showcase performance art incorporating a number of different artists and groups on the Playa.

Tier 4. Tower of London will be home to a dungeon, theatrical style brothel, a history room telling tales of the Tower of London and other historical facts and photos. The Tower will also be designed with a flat roof to be used a large viewing platform.

MORE VIDEOS & IMAGES for the whole project at:

And YES we are burning it!

OK...Now that you read ALL about the project, time to ask what do WE need and why should YOU donate?!

Your donations help us on so many levels! From raw materials: every piece of timber, every screw and every nail, to the tools and paint to put our vision together, to transporting LondonBRC to the playa...and So Much More! Every dollar (or pound) you graciously give us is actively spent as efficiently as possible to make LBRC happen for us all! And we need all of you to make this possible for our team, crew and tireless volunteers...So now that you know what we need...check out OUR AWESOMES perks (and yes, we will have MORE!) to see what you get!

We heart volunteers too...Of course we need money! But we also know that time and resources are priceless, so if you just can't spare a dollar or a pound, please visit our volunteer resources on line and join us: LBRC FB Volunteer Group




LondonBRC Needs You!

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  • $10USD
    Postcards from the Playa

    If you are on the Playa, please come pick up your official LBRC postcard at the House of Commons to mail from Black Rock City! If you cant make it this year, just fill out the form on our website at and we will mail it for you! (amount over $5 is tax-deductible)

    7 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $15USD
    Light your way on Playa!

    Help light up the Playa, LondonBRC style with an LBRC logo glow in the dark wristband and LBRC glow stick! (amount over $5 is tax-deductible)

    12 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $25USD
    Light & Find your way!

    With your LBRC wristband and LondonBRC 3-in-1 Whistle, Compass, Key Chain! (amount over $10 is tax-deductible)

    11 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $50USD
    LondonBRC Swag Bag!

    Our very own version of the goody bag: including LBRC glow in the dark wrist band, LBRC Whistle and Compass Key Chain, LBRC sticker set and LBRC matches! (amount over $15 is tax-deductible)

    4 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $75USD
    LBRC Survival Kit!

    It can be rough out there on the let LBRC help you with our custom Survival Kit! Kit includes: a compass, sharpie, light, sanitizer, LBRC matches, and LBRC lip balm! (amount over $20 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $75USD
    LondonBRC T-Shirts!

    What shirt could be better then your own Bringing LondonBRC to the Playa T-Shirt?! Designed by us just for you! Please specify M/F and size (S,M,L,XL). (amount over $25 is tax-deductible)

    6 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $100USD
    Hoodies are here!

    It gets COLD on the Playa! So you will need AND want one of these! Designed by our very own crew! please specify size (S,M,L,XL). (amount over $30 is tax-deductible)

    10 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $150USD
    Combos For the Ladies!

    It’s HOT on the Playa! So what better way to strut your stuff than in one of our custom LBRC Tank Top AND Booty Short sets! ...and since let’s face it, it is all about the booty, what better way to show off yours then with our custom, God Save The Queen (across your bum of course) LBRC boy shorts:) Please specify sizes (S, M, L, XL) and stay tuned for different themed tank and boy short collections! (amount over $40 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $250USD
    Speaker of the House!

    If you can't speak at the real House of Commons! You can on the Playa! Get to lead one of the debates on a chosen day leading up to the burn! For an additional $150 we will also customize the Speaker of the House Chair in your honor! (up to 4 inscriptions max per this campaign)

    1 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $500USD
    Your Own Family Crest!

    We know our crests, find out yours! We will research your family crest to make and display the crest on the buildings of LBRC on the Playa. You can take it with you or you can burn it! If you burn, a print of the crest will be sent to you after the burn as a keepsake!

    1 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: September 2013
  • $750USD
    LBRC 24 Hour Pass!

    24 hours behind the scenes over a day AND night! Hang with the LBRC crew during the day, then spend the night in a custom decked out yurt, with champagne! Plus! there will be some customized LBRC attire for you and your guest. Max 2 persons per package per 24 hour period. (amount over $250 is tax-deductible)

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2013
  • $1,000USD
    Tour the Playa with DPW1!

    Start your journey at the LondonBRC bus Stop for a personal tour of the Playa and the wonders it has to offer in DPW 1. In the company of the right honorable Minister of Transport: Sir N Sane Esquire, who will happily tantalize your ears with tales of builds past and present whilst steering the graceful DPW 1 across the vastness that is Black Rock Desert. A voyage not to be missed, and a tale to tell for generations to come!

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    Estimated delivery: August 2013
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