… saving people’s Burn, one bitchin’ repair at time.
The Beatles once said
“I get by with a little help from my friends”
Which in no way undermines the concept of
Many is the Burner, who, for want of a single part or tool suffered a less than glorious burn.
Our vision is to be that friend who in the bottom of a chest, on the top of a shelf or right there on the desk, has the part or tool that will bring joy to our fellow burner in need.
Our camp, FCKD|FIXD, hopes to bring joy to the inhabitants of BRC in the form of a fully equipped repair shop stocked with as many random parts, widgets, and miscellania as can fit in a 48’ trailer.
We intend to weld, cut, lube, fix, patch, glue, braze, replace, repair, plumb, wire, solder, drill, charge, illuminate and educate our way to nirvana. Gifting our talents and treasures to those in need of a little help from their friends.
The playa may provide, but we will have it in the right size!
Along with a wondrous myriad of parts, and a tool chest of indescribable pleasure, we will have workshops on common topics such as basic plumbing, welding, electrical and gadget repair.
FCKD|FIXD will also have an on-demand library of user manuals and repair guides for those self-reliant types who enjoy a little guidance.
At FCKD|FIXD we can fix most anything except your personality.
Camp FCKD|FIXD is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt entity – all donations to our camp are tax deductible, and our exclusive purpose is to support artists, theme camps and other Burners in need of emergency assistance, gratis, and with as much love and passion as we can muster.
FCKD|FIXD is guided by the 10 principles of Burning Man.
REPAIR WORK THEMES
A Burning Man Principled Theme Camp – The Ten Principles
Burning Man co-founder Larry Harvey wrote the 10 Principles in 2004. They were crafted not as a dictate of how people should be and act, but as a reflection of the community’s ethos and culture as it had organically developed since the event’s inception. Camp FckdFckd embraces these principles.
Anyone may be a part of Burning Man. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community.
Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.
In order to preserve the spirit of gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience.
Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on their inner resources. Radical Self-expression Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.
We value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavor to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local, state and federal laws.
Leaving No Trace
Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation. We achieve being through doing. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart. Immediacy Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.