Watch Kim Cook talk on Burning Man's temporary city live from WAF 2017

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Watch Kim Cook talk about Burning Man live from World Architecture Festival

Burning Man festival director Kim Cook wraps up World Architecture Festival 2017 with this talk on building temporary cities in the Nevada desert. Watch the livestream here from 4.40pm UK time.

The livestream has now ended. You can still watch it above or on Dezeen's Facebook page.

Cook, the director of art and civic engagement for Burning Man, explores how the festival sits in a wider context of urban community.

Each year, 70,000 people build a temporary city in Nevada's Black Rock Desert for the event, comprising artworks and structures of varying scales and materials. Festival founder Larry Harvey spoke to Dezeen about the need for urban design in this context during an interview in 2015.

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A city is created in the Nevada desert each year for Burning Man festival. Photograph by Jonathan LaLiberty

Dezeen is media partners for World Architecture Festival 2017, which this year takes place in Berlin in conjunction with the Inside festival of interior design.

We have been broadcasting a number of talks and seminars over the last few days from both events – including talks by Diébédo Francis Kéré and Pierre de Meuron– and will be conducting video interviews with the winners.

World Architecture Festival took place from 15-17 November 2017 at Arena Berlin. Take a look at our livestreamed talks and seminars from the last few days.