The team included Westminster lecturer Jon Goodbun who acted as perimeter lead, and DS10 past-students Hamish Macpherson, the Burn Lead, as well as current student Laura Nica. Together they built a temporary interactive tower called "Tangential Dream".
This structure is the result of four years of research, building projects at the Burning Man festival with the WeWantToLearn.net Westminster architecture student group (with co-tutor Toby Burgess and structural engineers Format).
Burn Lead and Westminster Master of Architecture (MArch) (RIBA pt II) graduate Hamish McPherson, together with Westminster students Maialen Calleja and Laura Nica, were lucky to gain hands-on experience in the major international building project.
Hamish McPherson said: “It was probably the best experience of my life. The most important thing was to be able to be part of the project from design to conclusion. Also, I organised the entire burning process, and so learnt a lot about the bureaucratic part of it as you have to account for every possible risk. It’s quite dangerous burning stuff on that scale.