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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 »

Solar Santa

Posted by on 10th May 2018

Chapter 1. I’m 71. An old fart who lives alone in the Magaliesberg mountains with two border collies. I get the occasional paying guest for a weekend that pays for the dog food. My wife died years ago but still …More »

Collexodus – Gifting Beyond Tankwa Town

Posted by on 19th April 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 9th April 2018

Words: Abi Case / Photos: credits on shot Hi. My name’s 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. My crew and …More »

SKOP IV – INTO THE TANKWA

Posted by on 30th March 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 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 »

Hard Questions #1 – Inclusion

Posted by on 2nd November 2017

Words by Devin Isaacs and Travis Lyle Photos by Devin Isaacs and Mads Nørgaard The idea of inclusion sits front and centre of everything we do. “AfrikaBurn aims to be radically inclusive…” is one of the first lines anyone might read …More »

2012: The Storm Outside (and within)

Posted by on 8th February 2017

 Words: Mutant Reaper / Photos: as per credit on shot   My first burn was 2012, after many years of vigorously resisting my friend’s invitation. My perception was that is it a big trance party with people running around naked, …More »

Intercultural Story Exchange

Posted by on 26th August 2016

We did not know what to expect and came with no expectations. We immediately felt at home once we arrived at the gates. The Elders thought it was a strange and beautiful place filled with absurdity and wonder, a dreamlike environment manifested.More »

Our Bosberaad 2016

Posted by on 24th August 2016

Words by The Tim – Propaganda and Pictures from H – Prose by Anon A lot of you may not know exactly what the AfrikaBurn Bosberaad is. Neither did I. It’s hard to explain what it is, perhaps easier to …More »

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