For sixteen years, Critical Northwest has brought people of Seattle and beyond together to discover the answers to those very questions.  Dedicated to championing the spirit and principles of Burning Man in the Pacific Northwest, we work every year to build something new right here in the woods and mountains of home.

Critical is a participatory event.  There are no spectators.  All we have and do is possible only by coming together in the spirit of communal effort and gifting our time, talent, and skills.  From sculptures and theme camps, to mutant vehicles and performances, to rangers and first aid, we are 100% volunteer driven.

We follow the 10 Principles, and practice consent in all things.  We believe in radical inclusion.  We believe in leaving no trace, since you don’t deserve to reach the moon if you can’t care for the planet you have now.

Critical Northwest is your official Burning Man regional.  Join us to learn more.

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