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Collexodus – Gifting Beyond Tankwa Town

Posted by on April 19, 2018

When we talk gifting in Tankwa Town, much of our discourse is about the gift economy, its distinction from bartering’s transactional exchange and recognition of gifting’s freedom from reciprocity. We speak of an abundance mentality “the desert will provide” and …More »

The Ice Queen Speaks

Posted by on April 9, 2018

Words: Abi Case / Photos: credits on shot     Hi, my name is Abi. I’m the Ice Queen. You might have met me in the Ice queue. However, I’m usually backstage conducting the heaving circus that is Die Yskas. …More »

SKOP IV – INTO THE TANKWA

Posted by on March 30, 2018

It’s been an eventful week to say the least. As I sit here in Tankwa at our base I am struggling to find where to start. So here goes… Firstly, I’d like to introduce James Mader who recently joined our …More »

The Caterburner – A Lot Like You & Me

Posted by on March 28, 2018

Words: Daniel Stächelin / Photos: as per credit on shot   The Hungry Caterburner was born out of a simple yet difficult-to-answer question: What are the consequences of mass consumption and the endless yearning to want more, of never being …More »

Leave No Trace – It Starts With YOU!

Posted by on March 20, 2018

Words: Princess Caralot  / Photos: as credited on shot   There is nothing quite like being in a position to watch Tankwa Town disappear bit by bit until nothing remains. The landscape in which we hold our event each year …More »

SKOP IV: Week 2

Posted by on March 20, 2018

Words and photos: Lindsay Cessford   We are a week into the build and I can’t believe how much progress we have made. This is mainly due to the amazing team that we have working for us. From day one …More »

Sutherland SKOPS Again!

Posted by on March 15, 2018

Words and photos: Lindsay Cessford   The Sutherland Kuns Opvoedings Projek is an AfrikaBurn-funded arts development programme which kicked off in 2014. This latest round will see a large-scale artwork built collaboratively between residents of the Karoo town and the …More »

R.I.P Fella

Posted by on March 13, 2018

Words & photos: Loki & Love Your Planet Crew     We pay our respects to a fallen comrade, through these words from the man himself and his crew, friends & family.   Ian ‘Fella’ MacDonald died tragically on 20th …More »

What’s News With Our Loos?

Posted by on March 13, 2018

                                                                           Words: Princess Caralot / Photos: Robert Weinek So what’s news with our loos? After our last blogpost on Toilets we got some AMAZING ideas and feedback from you, our fabulous community (thanks to everyone that chipped in there) – …More »

Tales of the Orange #2: Behind the Scenes as a Ranger at AfrikaBurn

Posted by on March 8, 2018

This article was reposted from here. Words and Pictures by Ann Gadd It’s 4am in the Tankwa. The air is unusually warm and there is a stillness across the plain. I’d really like to be curled up on my inflatable …More »

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