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Bringing Children to the Burn – Part 2

Posted by on 22nd January 2013
Bringing Children to the Burn

Attending AfrikaBurn with your children can be wonderful but demanding. A dear friend who came with her young son found the experience very rewarding but limiting in terms of being able to do other adult-focussed activities. Children rise early, engage the whole day and are asleep just as the big burns and theme camps are getting ready to launch.More »

Bringing Children to the Burn – Part 1

Posted by on 14th January 2013
Bringing Children to the Burn

I am planning to write a number of health and safety related posts, principally to try promote what I call mindful purpose-driven participation. Essentially this means that I hope to encourage participants to self-regulate, to internalise the ‘police person’ within themselves. AfrikaBurn is what Hakim Bey calls a T.A.Z (Temporary Autonomous Zone).More »

Frigging With The Rigging

Posted by on 6th December 2012
Frigging with the rigging

Sometimes it takes a little ignorance to create something amazing. In year two of our attendance at AfrikaBurn in 2008, we brought a camp from Durban called the AmaDeadly Disco Circus. For the circus, we made a DIY stretch tent. A big one. Being on a budget, we staged a fundraiser, and with the proceeds bought 120 metres of single jersey two-way stretch cotton. More »

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