Transformus LLC BOD Statement on the Practice of The 11 Principles Chapter 1

As spring arrives, so comes renewed energy and growth. We, the leadership of Transformus and Ignite, wish to take the opportunity to begin a series of posts to publicly reaffirm our commitment to and understanding of the 11 Principles. This chapter will focus on radical inclusion and civic responsibility at our burns and in our community.

Radical inclusion means that ALL PEOPLE are welcome to participate in our community regardless of race, sex, gender, age, sexual orientation, religion, ethnic background, country of origin, language, or any other identifying characteristic.

We welcome and respect the stranger.

The guiding principles of our community include among them radical self-expression, radical inclusion, civic responsibility, and communal effort. Radical self-expression is offered as a gift to others. This means the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient, including their right to decline the gift or critique its content. Civic responsibility means, among other things, that the exchanges between participants should be conducted in a civil and responsible manner. Communal effort, another principle, is focused on our commitment to creative cooperation and collaboration. This means that we strive to produce, promote, and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, performances, and other means of communication which support collaborative and cooperative interactions.

No single principle is considered more important than the others and, frequently, these principles find themselves in contradiction with one another. These contradictions are by design and lead to conversations which can be moments for reflection and growth.

With these considerations, and in order to protect and preserve the inclusive nature of our community, the leadership of Transformus LLC reserves the right to suspend, temporarily or permanently, and for any reason, the exhibition of artworks or performances at events related to Transformus and Ignite.

Want to learn more about the principles that guide our community?

Read about the 10 Principles of Burning Man >

Read about the 11th Principle, Consent >