Borderland is a festival gathering sustained by co-creators rather than spectators, with a cap of 500 people allowed (though 2016’s event may see this high end being raised). A place to be and basic amenities are provided, but otherwise hugs are the only currency.
It’s on every co-creator to arrive with all that they need for sleeping and eating, with an eager readiness on hand to be a part of our entertainment of inner growth and generous giving of hugs.
Borderland encourages people to create as their whimsy dictates, so long as one’s whimsy is not about trashing the place. There are no tickets. You just register for a membership, pay a small fee, and that’s it. The festival runs strictly on a volunteer basis with no sponsorship. Capitalism has no place at Borderland. Indeed, the buying or selling of goods on the premises is strictly verboten. Rather the entire week is for focusing on a world inside ourselves, sustaining our chi on hugs, community, and the giving of gifts over all else.
The organizers say:
“What is it that separates dream from reality?
Can you define the thin line that split the two?
What does that border consist of?
Every day we live our lives without fulfilling our dreams, we enforce that border, grow the distance between the two. We make the real more real and the dream more of a dream.
The purpose of The Borderland is to shorten that distance. The distance between dream and reality. It is a place where neither exist, and both exist. At the same time.
Dream and reality, coming together. In the Borderland between the two.
This event happens because of you.”
For more information, please visit Borderland.