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Urban design and performing land art at AfrikaBurn: academic article by Dr John Steele

Posted by on 11th March 2020

  The article “Ephemeropolis: urban design and performing land art at AfrikaBurn 2019” by John Steele has just been published. It seems timeous to be reflecting on urban planning and curation of spaces, people and works since 2007, especially considering …More »

The Hammer Falls Pt II

Posted by on 28th February 2020

Words and photos: Helena Sheridan Inside, the joke. DPW is very much an inside joke. Not that any job the crew does is a joke, but that like, you had to be there… One does not simply explain the experience …More »

Kakpraat Part II – From Kak To Manure

Posted by on 13th February 2020

Words: Cara Morris / Pics: as per credit     It’s time for another episode of kakpraat with Princess Caralot!  Only this time, we’re not talking toilets – we’re talking actual kak, and what happens to it post-event. Back when …More »

The Hammer Falls

Posted by on 30th January 2020

As we gather for the last time at Stonehenge Private Reserve, so DPW will have its own burn – The Hammer! Read H’s piece to find out more, and support the project. More »

Teardrops on the Tankwa

Posted by on 11th December 2019

Words & photos: Kevin Kgara Rack   Cast: The Avatar, The Shaman, The Bear, The Bear’s son, Oom Daan Soentjies, tracker and story teller !’Aru Ikhuisi Piet Berendse, White Lighting, Kgara, the Powerful Shaman woman who breathes fire, Ras, Angel …More »

A DREAM COME TRUE

Posted by on 27th November 2019

Reflections on the first Jozi Streetopia ~ words and most pictures by Solar Santa   In 1886 Jozi was a dry and desolate place. A little like Tankwa Town with a bit more grass and a few trees. No river …More »

What did you do in the war, Daddy?

Posted by on 11th October 2019

Text by Solar Santa (Ronnie Jack). Free pictures from Pixabay I grew up in the aftermath of World War 2. My father served in armoured cars in North Africa against Rommel’s Afrika Korps. As a child I would ask him …More »

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 »

Painted Boots and a Beard ~ Part 5

Posted by on 26th August 2019

  Solar Santa concludes his Odyssey. Words & pics: Solar Santa   Congratulations on making it this far. You must be a Burner. Or planning on becoming one. This story is an attempt to capture in words the magic of …More »

The Night of a Thousand Hugs

Posted by on 5th August 2019

Words: Ronnie Jack aka Solar Santa / Images: Ronnie Jack (unless otherwise shown) Solar Santa winds up AfrikaBurn 2019 “Shameless self promotion” declares Travis. As head of Communications for AfrikaBurn, he should know. Her name is Jennifer. Spelt with a …More »

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