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Lakes of Fire Exchange 2019

Posted by on 5th September 2019

Words & photos: Jonx Pillemer   I must admit at the outset, that while I knew there was a ‘Burner Exchange’ programme between the Great Lakes regional burn (Lakes of Fire) and AfrikaBurn, the South African regional burn, I have …More »

Friends don’t let friends exploit our culture

Posted by on 6th August 2018

Intro by The Tim Words by Charlie Dolman Our friends over at the big Black Rock in the desert face many of the same challenges we do. One of the challenges they are facing is that of commodification on Social …More »

The Caterburner – A Lot Like You & Me

Posted by on 28th March 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 »

Hey, You – Burner!

Posted by on 30th March 2016

It’s 3am, and I am standing in a metal cage somewhere on a dry lake bed in Black Rock City, Nevada. Dusty, spent, broken, and ready for more. Did I mention the cage was getting struck by lightening? Yip, from a Tesla coil, to a soundtrack of seriously macabre circus music. More »

What would Mr Radical Self-Reliance do?

Posted by on 1st October 2015

No matter how you cut it, a luxury experience being paid for at a burn is a commodity; it’s a service being sold. Someone doing your shit for you at a cost takes us right back to the impersonal transaction of the default world. Concierge culture? Plug & play? AfrikaBurn co-founder Monique Schiess vents a little on the subject. More »

Roots, Fruits and Offshoots

Posted by on 26th August 2015

That ‘Burner culture’ would take root in so many far-flung locations was something that was perhaps not on the radar of those who were instrumental in the creation of Burning Man, back in the early 90s – and even before, when the pre-Burning Man events took place in and around San Francisco. Let’s take a look at some history…More »

Wet in the Midwest : AfrikaBurn on exchange

Posted by on 16th August 2014

Bowties, lake swims and braai in the U, S and A? Duncan Larkin experiences Lakes of Fire, thanks to the Burner Exchange Program.More »

The Gift Of Life

Posted by on 25th July 2014
photo by Sergey

They ignite the temple, it catches fire, and an orange light is cast on the playa … and in that light, if you look around you, you see something you’ll never see anywhere else: 40,000 people crying.More »

Does your gift make the playa less lonely?

Posted by on 3rd February 2014

The notion that everybody’s contribution counts, that it doesn’t matter what you can do so long as you share your gifts, is a good one when it encourages people to step up to the plate and discover a capacity to give that they didn’t know they had. By Caveat Magister, from Burning Man’s ’10 Principles Blog Series’. More »

Working The Burn

Posted by on 6th January 2014
Photo by Sonica Spirit

Sonica Spirit, MOOP lead for AfrikaBurn and generally capable wonderwoman, shares her experience of working with DPW and Resto crews at Burning Man.More »

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