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Temple & Timing

Posted by on April 18, 2019

To explain the thinking behind the timing of our Temple burn this year, project lead on the Temple of Stars, Walter Bohmer, has provided some insight into his reasons for requesting a Sunday silent burn of the structure.   Words: …More »

Camping: Greywater, Evaporation Ponds & Evapotrons

Posted by on April 16, 2019

At a Leave No Trace event like ours, the focus is usually on very visible issues like camps leaving a pile of trash behind on their location, or people dropping cigarette butts in spaces where much dancing has taken place …More »

Old And New Traditions In a Self-Organising Community

Posted by on April 16, 2019

Words: Eleen Polson   I was wondering about the traditions at AfrikaBurn while getting ready for this year’s clan gathering. When I was virgin to the burn, there were many questions before packing.  Uncertainty and excitement mixed with fear, made …More »

DESTINATION: PtIII of The Spirit Train Story

Posted by on April 12, 2019

Words: Mike Kennedy / Photos: Christiaan Barnard D E S T I N A T I O N …is the end of a cycle and the start of another. When it comes the time to put pen & paper down, …More »

PERSPIRATION (THE SPIRIT TRAIN STORY – PTII of III)

Posted by on April 1, 2019

P E R S P I R A T I O N … is your body crying happy tears! In creating such a large artwork/mutant vehicle we set ourselves up for three main challenges – storage, transportation & maintenance for …More »

Inspiration (The Spirit Train Story – Pt I of III)

Posted by on March 13, 2019

Words: Michael Kennedy / Photos: Christian Barnard & Lizaan Nel I N S P I R A T I ON … is like a breeze.   It passes over you effortlessly and when it whispers to your soul it will …More »

You Are The Experience Of AfrikaBurn

Posted by on March 13, 2019

                                                                                 Words: Shannon Smith / Photos: as per credit   The hype is huge, the excitement is next level, the build-up is ever growing and everyone is jittery with excitement. Like teenagers going to their first ball, outfits are strewn …More »

Her Name Is Nokubonga Vusani

Posted by on March 5, 2019

                                                                                         Words: Travis Lyle (photos: as per credit)   Once upon a time, back in 2015 when our offices were still in the old Bijou building in Obs, Cape Town, our small year-round office team often heard screams from the …More »

The Making Of A Clan

Posted by on March 5, 2019

                                                                              Words: Lindsay Cessford (images: as per credit)   Chapter 1: The Accidental Artist It’s hard to explain how I am feeling right now, however I am a woman of words so I am sure I will find my way. …More »

TTT – THE TANKWA TOKOLOSHE

Posted by on February 13, 2019

                                                                                                Words and photos by Solar Santa   The Tankwa Tokoloshe is at it again. He is inside my brain filling it with bright ideas. Not many people know about him because he’s very sly and cunning. As are most …More »

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