About the project

This website was created to support a research project titled How do transformational festivals support innovation processes? Transformational festivals are ‘counterculture events, alluding both personal and cultural transformation through self-realization and an ethos of sustainability, sharing, co-creation, creative expression and community-building’ [1]. Festivals which have been categorised as transformational festivals include Burning Man (USA), Boom (Portugal) and Rainbow Serpent (Australia). Many people, including some world leading innovators, have discussed how their transformational festival experience has had an impact on their working-life innovation processes, and as such, this project seeks to find out how transformational festivals support innovation processes, by surveying and interviewing people who have attended one or more transformational festivals.

From late 2018 and into early 2019, the researcher, Grant Hall, will be surveying and interviewing people who have attended at least one transformational festival, in order to explore the links between transformational festivals and innovation.

If you would like to be involved in the research process, through completing an online survey and potentially being interviewed, please click here.

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Endnotes, sources and photo credits are listed on the next page.