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Burners on the COVID-19 Frontline: a report from Kevin Rack

Posted by on 22nd April 2020

  “We are built for this, for we are Burners.” As we get deeper into the new COVID-19 reality, it’s no surprise to me to see familiar faces from the Binnekring on the COVID-19 frontline. Currently, a thin line of …More »

Radical Isolation: What AfrikaBurn can teach us about thriving in a Pandemic

Posted by on 17th April 2020

Words: Devin B. Faris/ Photos: Phoebe Batchelor   Tickets bought. Flights booked. A brilliant crew assembled, a fantastic theme camp joined. Group planning for supplies, gifts, costumes, creative projects and camping setup well under way. Early March 2020, and we …More »

Fighting Fear By Giving Love

Posted by on 1st April 2020

Words: Shannon Smith / Photos: Joanie Fredericks   Since the Covid-19 lockdown was announced, it’s taken a little time for the various levels of the impact of the situation to really hit home. Our first reaction was to contemplate what …More »

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 »

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