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The festival season is aaallllmost over, and although many of us are still riding the sunny waves of summer there can be dark clouds looming. Post Festival Blues is a thing! (During Festival Blues is a thing too, for that matter). Whether you had a great time, an awful time, or somewhere in between, coming back to your Regular Life can … Read More

Important ticketing changes: Black Rock City 2019

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“Burning Man is anything but convenient, and therein lies its transformative potential!” – Maid Marian A shift in the culture of Burning Man is driving significant changes in ticketing for the 2019 event. Read here about the changes put in place to preserve and protect the community ethos and maintain the integrity of Burner culture.

Southern Smoulder, August 2019

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Southern Smoulder is getting colder – this year, Pallet Town will take off in August, and tickets (at the time of writing) are going on sale in 24 days! Find out All of the Things on their website. If you’re really hankering for some southern love, never fear! Southern Simmer has your back. The weekend pre-event in Christchurch 9-10 March should … Read More

Regional Round Up

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Dragon Burn in China needs your help to build their effigy. More details here. The Radical City: Dreamers, Makers, and Doers Each year, Burning Man Project hosts the European Leadership Summit (ELS) in a new place and in 2019, that place is Aarhus! This April, 200 Burning Man community leaders from 30 countries will gather in Aarhus on Saturday, 13 April. … Read More

The Giant Weta finds a forever home

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Photo by Shelley Watson   A fantastical amazing journey has almost come to an end for The Giant Weta and the Auckland Burners team who created her! She was welcomed to her new home in the Waiararapa, in the most lush and beautiful site imaginable at Pūkaha, National Wildlife Centre. A small team travelled from Auckland to install her for … Read More

Dig deep for Deep Space

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If you were at Kiwiburn, Ignition or numerous other festivals around New Zealand the last couple of summers you’ve probably at some point seen or maybe utilised DeepSpace Festival Care, a group of volunteers who provide a non judgemental, confidential safe space at festivals and events to reduce harm and deescalate situations through compassionate care. The van that carries their gear … Read More

Ignition ignited our hearts!

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Thank you to all the organisers and volunteers who worked tirelessly to create an incredible burn-style event in a beautiful location in the Waikato region embracing the Ten Guiding Principles. The lush site with a backdrop of the Kaimai ranges was host to 800 Burners, 45 Theme Camps, most of them long-standing Kiwiburn camps, inspiring Art installations, and a diverse … Read More

Burning Man news

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Burning Man 2019 will feature The Temple of Direction by Geordie Van Der Bosch. Read about it here. Burners Without Borders (BWB) has launched Community Conversations, a video series about how to create communities and projects focused on civic engagement and social impact. Check out the first conversation by BWB-Vancouver lead Kristy Abel, who talks about the five-year project Christmas Isn’t Over. … Read More

The Froot Tree

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Your help is needed to grow an amazing camp, ‘The Froot Tree’, a space for younger Western Australian burners. Specifically created for older teens/young adult burners, this camp provides an open but completely weather proof indoor hideaway. A spacious cosy, beautiful, creative and comfortable bell tent to dance, play games, make music, make friends and make sure everybody is happy, welcomed, … Read More

Transformational Event Cultures

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A two-day symposium – Burning Man and Transformational Event Cultures – took place at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland in late November. With non-exclusive attention to Burning Man and its movement, the symposium was intended to explore the wide parameters of transformational event cultures. Read more here.

#startwhereyouare

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A Detroit Burner has been making a difference to homeless people in her community for many years. From a simple idea and a lot of initiative, Doxie has engaged the help of hundreds of volunteers to help hundreds of homeless, and inspired many along the way. Watch her story here. More information at Burners Without Borders. What are you doing in … Read More

Art Grants for Ignition – thanks Auckland Burners!

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Here, look! Want to make art for Ignition festival? Auckland Burners could help you fund it! Auckland Burners will grant $250 each to two different art projects to help them make their dream a reality at Ignition Festival in 2019. To be considered, apply by 5pm, Thursday 20 December 2018 using this form on their website. Who knew those JAFAs could be … Read More

Ignition news!

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Hey you, the Igintion team area working really hard to make sure the event happens and they need you to check your email and respond asap if you: applied to be a Theme Camp applied to for an Art Grant volunteered for Gate volunteered as a Consent Guardian volunteered for Ministry of Barn Works volunteered to be a Ranger If … Read More

Round up your Regionals…

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Cool conversations currently occurring concerning community and collaboration… and… …Like this one, on how Afrikaburn is managed. For the geek in you! …A burning book – by South Afrikan photographer Simon O’Callaghan. Any profits go to Afrikaburn. …Burn2… the world’s first and only official virtual Regional event. Yep, a cyberburn. Thus year it took place at the beginning of November; participants … Read More

Support your camps and community

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There are two special Burner events happening this weekend around the North Island, and both are fundraisers which will benefit Camp Nipple Clamp, Pillowtopia, Hijinxx, Funkhutt and a (nameless) new kid on the block! Go have FUN and help RAISE some much needed funds to help get a bunch of Theme Camps to Ignition festival in 2019. The Paddock needs them … Read More

2019 Burning Seed theme

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After almost 100 theme submissions, the Burning Seed Theme for 2019 is… Zoophemism  How will you interpret Zoophemism for Burning Seed 2019? You could follow the description submitted by Jesseca: “Imagine a world where all euphemisms are animal related and puns are considered currency” or you can come up with your own interpretation. One thing is for sure, this Burning Seed theme … Read More

The Burning Stories project

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Did you attend Burning Man this year (or any year)? Got a story to tell? The academic team at Burning Stories would love to hear it! We know that time in Black Rock City leads to real, impactful change in individuals and communities, but as of now there is little scientific research on the topic. The Burning Stories project is … Read More

Hey all you Rangers

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Calling all past and present Black Sheep Rangers! We work hard and play hard on the paddock… now its time to have a reflection and kōrero about our aspirations as a ranger community and how we want to shape this going forward. Please get involved in our discussion group on the culture of Kiwiburn Rangers. If you would like to … Read More

Get yourselves to these Theme Camp fundraisers!

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Rollup! Roll up! to the Funky Freaky Show! Hey all you funky freaky Burners out there, dress up as your funkiest freakiest selves and help a couple of Auckland-based Kiwiburn camps raise some much needed $$ to get them to the Paddock in 2019! Groove to the sounds of fabulous DJs (line up announced soon) at a good ol’ fashioned … Read More

Vote for the Burning Seed 2019 theme!

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It’s time to get voting! There’s a staggering 100 Burning Seed 2019 theme suggestions just waiting for your approval. Some of them are actually serious suggestions! You have until 22 November to vote for your favourite. The top five themes will then be voted on at the annual Burning Seed Summit, and the winning theme announced soon after. The poll … Read More