Because of the temporary nature of Burning Man and the entire city structure—leave nothing behind—the key to his designs is that they can be easily disassembled, transported, installed, and then removed, and are structurally strong, effective, geometrically pleasing, beautiful art. This also makes them sometimes available for other festivals, such as Lucidity, Lightning in a Bottle, Symbiosis, Desert Daze, or privately commissioned events, where feasible.
According to Emil’s website, (https://portaltothenewearth.com/) his Portals are installations of spaces designed to “facilitate an evolution of consciousness, as well as focusing on the design of future ecologically integrated human environments” using sacred geometry, colors, and sound vibrations. In that, they are to harmonize a “participant’s multidimensional vibrational energy body with the evolution of the Earth’s geometric grid to facilitate an evolution of consciousness.”
As with all of his sacred geometry structures, participants can interact with them through climbing, sitting, standing, entering, or laying on or within them, where the energy the portals generate, combined with their sound vibrations, is quite tangible.