#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

DeepSpace needs your help

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DeepSpace has its roots within the Burner Community. Similar to the Zendo Project at Black Rock, DeepSpace aims to create a space which provides care for those who need some respite, with a confidential, trained person to hold space for them as they go through their experience to ensure everyone is safe and has a good time. DeepSpace is getting … Read More

The cultural direction of BRC

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As the event in the desert has evolved and our culture gains more traction and attention in mainstream society, questions and concerns have been raised around the size of camps, relative inclusivity or exclusivity, requirements for interactivity, and the placement process. How might camps continue to grow and change?   If you have ever lived in Black Rock City, Burning … Read More

New Community Engagement Lead

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Kiwiburn is full of all sorts of wonderful people like you! Kiwiburn is a community, not just an organisation, and it’s growing daily, so we have introduced a Community Engagement Lead to act as a conduit between the decision makers and those affected by the decisions. Kat Robbie will be facilitating information sharing and consultation to encourage active participation and … Read More

Regional Roundabout – news from where we aren’t.

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…or are we? With no Kiwiburn this year, it’s always nice take a look at regional events around the world (official or no) to either go to, or be inspired from. There is always something happening somewhere it seems! Not everyone has the means to travel physically but we can always attempt it in our minds or with our communities. … Read More

Alternate Burn

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Although Kiwiburn 2019 will not be happening, you can still burn in 2019! A small team of Auckland based Burners has found an absolutely beautiful piece of land and are currently in the Resource Consent phase for a one-off festival in January 2019. Location: Matamata (2 hours south of Auckland) Dates: Wednesday 23 – Monday 28 January This will be … Read More

Art for Trees 2018: A Tribute to Larry Harvey

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Since 2013, Art of Trees has planted 40,000 seedling trees to replenish wood burned at Burning Man. This Burn year, Art for Trees will honour Larry Harvey and Burning Man through a legacy project: the Larry Harvey Memorial Grove. Read more about how you can contribute to the Indiegogo campaign, here.

Where are we as a community, and where we are headed?

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[photo by Kasai Photography] In the 2018 Afterburn report, you can read about concerns some Team Leads have regarding the prevalent and increasing culture of irresponsible intoxication, leading to incidents with the potential to jeopardise the future of Kiwiburn. And how do we get more Burners to step up into key roles to help ease the workload being carried out … Read More

Burning Man news, tips and important information

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Photo of Larry Harvey by John Curley   “We don’t book acts or provide entertainment. NO velvet ropes, NO barricades that separate you from truly participating in BRC. What happens at Burning Man is up to you, as a citizen of BRC. We value who you are, not what you have. And when given the opportunity participants are turned into … Read More

What in the world? It’s the Regional Round-up!

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Holy worldwide community Batman, take a look at what’s happening where most of us aren’t! In South Africa: Check out AfrikaBurn 2018 in illustrations. And, the 2019 theme has been announced! It is Ephemeropolis and they are currently calling out for poster submissions. Release the artist in you.  In Israel: Memories from Midburn – read all the snippets about what happened this … Read More