Arthur Mamou-Mani seeks game designers to help create virtual pavilion for cancelled Burning Man

Architect Arthur Mamou-Mani has called for help to turn an installation designed for this year’s Burning Man into a virtual experience after the desert festival was cancelled due to coronavirus.

Sharing the design exclusively with Dezeen, he called on people with expertise of working with gaming engines to help him realise the project in a digital space.

“We would like to create an online experience with the project, using features such as ‘multi-player’ on the game engine Unity to allow people to write or place messages of hope on the structure,” he said.

“Burning Man has challenged the community to come up with ideas for a virtual version of the event this August,” he added.

“Therefore, similar to Dezeen’s Virtual Design Festival, these are opportunities for us architects and artists to re-invent our relationship to space.”

Mamou-Mani shared a short film sequence created in gaming engine Unity to demonstrate how the project could be realised digitally.

“We have done the test attached and are constantly exploring but this will take us quite a lot of research as we are not game designers, so here is an open call to the community if you are able to help with this project,” he said.

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