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THE BLANKET at Burning Man 2018

Giant NASA Space Blanket Planned to Cover This Year’s Burning Man

With announcements of a giant reflective orb installation almost complete, this year’s upcoming Burning Man festival looks to up the ante on large, reflective installation pieces. The latest installation proposal is a 10,000 square meter reflective silver NASA space blanket designed by Russia-based architect Sasha Shtanuk.

The large reflective blanket will be made of 3,350 ultralight polyester NASA space blankets, which will constantly change shapes to look like gigantic waves. The installation will also provide a chilly gathering space in the hot desert location, since the metallic silver side of the blanket reflects up to 97 percent of radiated heat.

To bring the project to life, Shtanuk has started an Indiegogo campaign to help raise funds for the materials and transportation of the giant NASA space blanket installation, which has a flexible goal of $17,500 USD.

shtanuk aims at bringing a safe and friendly gathering space into the hot desert. ‘ever since we were children and throughout our lives, we share the space under the blanket with lovers, friends, and family,’ says the architect. ‘under the blanket, there are no strangers.’


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