TEDx Talk



“Toby Burgess and Arthur Mamou-Mani have been teaching Architecture for the last three years at the University of Westminster in London. They believe that involvement and self-initiative are key to the process of learning and therefore decided get their students projects built in the real world! This talk is the story of how it happened. The Burning Man Festival is a perfect playground to explore a contemporary sustainable and joyful architecture. Its 10 guiding principles such as Radical Self-Reliance, Communal Effort and Leaving No-Trace are excellent constraints and opportunities for architectural students. Toby and Arthur take you on a fun and beautiful journey involving crowdfunding, advanced digital design and fabrication tools, real world difficulties and the most amazing client one could ever imagine.”

– Ted.com