So glad this was posted. There's a gross amount of @aloyoga
spam and overall yogis posing and advertising from the playa this year all over Instagram...first yoga, now Burning Man...is nothing sacred to you capitalist hoes?!?? "THE PLAYA IS NOT AND WILL NEVER BE THE BACKDROP FOR YOUR BUSINESS." That's the whole point. 🤦🏻♀️#butseriously #decommodify #dontbesobasic #burningman
We all know that Black Rock City is a decommodified zone, where advertising is a no-no and selling your product is forbidden. Guess what? The Decommodification principle extends to the time we’re all off the playa too! • It’s very simple, folks: Do NOT use imagery from the Burning Man event to promote your company on Instagram. Do NOT tag a brand in your photos or videos from Black Rock City. That means your furry coats and sparkly tights, your hats and headdresses, your necklaces and glasses, your masks and LED trinkets, your e-bikes and scooters...the list goes on. Do NOT use a photo of someone else’s art to market your ‘thing,’ and don’t use imagery from the playa to market YOURSELF, your personal brand, or your services! • Example: You’re a yoga instructor. You took a picture of yourself doing yoga on the playa with an amazing art piece in the background. You want to post that picture on the Instagram page for your yoga practice, where someone can click on a link and book a paid session. Stop! Not ok! You would be using imagery from the playa to promote a good or service. The playa is not and will never be a backdrop for your business. • We need your help! If you see a playa photo/video on Instagram with a brand tagged, tell the perpetrator to take it down. Is your friend promoting their stuff with images from BRC? Tell ‘em to quit it. • Let’s keep the virtual playa as decommodified as the one in the Black Rock Desert! | Photo by @tremendously.tiny.
Design by Tanner Boeger | #burningman #blackrockcity #brc #decommodification