SDCAP Board President Cable King
In this episode, Arash delves into an insightful conversation with Cable King, the board president of San Diego Collaborative Arts Project (SDCAP). As the non-profit organization behind YOUtopia, San Diego's regional Burning Man event, and CoLab, the region's Burner maker space, SDCAP plays a crucial role in fostering the local creative community. With 16 years of playa experience, Cable shares his life journey and offers valuable insights into navigating the challenges of local community leadership. From YOUtopia's peak attendance of 3500 people to its current size of around 1200, Cable candidly reveals the trials and triumphs of working with a new generation of participants dedicated to reigniting the event's spirit. The conversation covers a wide range of topics, including the evolutions of the gay community and queer cultures, the importance of embracing authenticity, the significance of volunteership, and the transformative power of rekindling joy in a regional event once thought to be fading away.
This episode serves as a part of Burner Podcast’s mission to celebrate those who work tirelessly throughout the year to keep the flames burning in our vibrant international community.
Recorded in San Diego, CA
Cable’s art project - Morrissey Temple of Sad: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10204980940944873&type=3
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Bequinox’s Widget and Saguaro Man’s Conchita live at YOUtopia’s Center Camp
Los Angeles Regional Contact, Widget, and Arizona regional lead, Conchita, join Arash on stage at YOUtopia's center camp to discuss Burning Man regional events. There is also some really awkward attempt at sexy talk. Closing set by Piccaya (Cosmik Animals)
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Listen to the whole set by Piccaya at soundcloud.com/michel-piccaya
An Interview with Designer Martin Iwanowicz and Project Manager Katie Frehafer
Arash gets into the back story of all the blood, sweat and tears that went into building the YOUtopia 2016 Temple with Martin and Katie. Topics covered include what goes into building things, how community grows as a result and how Arash lost his voice again after YOUtopia.
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With Bob (Event Co-lead) and Colin (SDCAP Board Member and Gate Lead)
In this extra large episode, two returning guests drop by the studio to talk even more about that San Diego regional you might be mildly sick of Arash talking about all the time. The conversation gets into Bob and Colin’s back stories, the founding of the Waldos, challenges faced and successes celebrated after all the dust settled.
Event Co-leads, Bob & Jake
YOUtopia, San Diego’s regional Burn which takes place in October, has been described as “Burning Man 15 years ago in a jungle setting.” Arash, Bob and Jake get into all the things YOUtopia including art, Native American tribal council politics, event logistics, previous years’ lessons learned and oh so much more geekery.
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