Gifting

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‘Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not contemplate a return or an exchange for something of equal value.’ What does gifting mean to you? One of the 10 Guiding Principles of Burning Man written by founder Larry Harvey, it was inspired by Lewis Hyde’s “The Gift”.  “The Gift … Read More

Round up the Regionals!

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Here’s your slick summary of other burning events from around the globe – what’s on, what happened and what the hell?! You may learn a thing or to about Kiwiburn while you’re at it… Going to AfrikaBurn next year? It’s on 27 April – 3 May tickets are on sale soon! And perhaps you’d like to go to Blazing Swan … Read More

Notes from Burning Seed and Burning Man

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Circadian Migration, Melburn Decompression 2019 event is being held in November. Details here. Decompression is a thing. Read more from Halcyon here. An aerial view of build week at Burning Man 2019. The air and the playa here. Want to build the Temple at Burning Man in 2020? Applications now open.

Regional Round Up

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A round up on Many of the Things not happening on our shores and some that are. Remember, if you have news you want to add to this tasty mailer flick us a line: news@kiwiburn.com The environment and Burning Man – consider your impact is a series of blog posts on the Burning Man Journal which asks you to consider … Read More

More impressions of Burning Man emerge

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The dust has settled and the Playa has returned to be a desolate, barren landscape. All that remains are memories –here are a few more links to indulge in all things Burning Man 2019: An interesting account of a first time Burner who has entered from one strange world straight into another in ‘Burning Man 2019 Through the Eyes of … Read More

In Memoriam – Shane Billingham

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Shane Billingham kiwiburner who tragically passed away at Burning Man 2019

It is with heavy hearts we share some very sad news. Shane Billingham, a well known and beloved Kiwiburner, passed away at Burning Man last week. He died of carbon monoxide poisoning due to a generator placed too close to his vehicle’s air intake while he was taking a nap inside to cool down. It was a truly tragic accident. He … Read More

Impressions from Burning Man 2019

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photo courtesy of Diia Bourke   The last of the human inhabitants of what was Black Rock City are busy MOOPing. They are making sure all remnants of the temporary city which annually rises from the dust in the Nevada desert are removed, and the site is returned to the barren landscape it started out as a few weeks ago. … Read More

What’s it like to build a Temple?

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Photo by Volker Huenert Please note that the deadline for Effigy and Temple designs has been extended to 1 September! In light of this, we are having a conversation with BJ Wilson, the person to built the most recent Temple, for Kiwiburn 2018. His Temple of Perennial Bloom was a highlight for many, and here he tells us a bit … Read More

The Man burns in 12 days

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Apologies to all of you NOT on your way to, or already frolicking in the Playa dust, however seeing as the granddaddy event is about to kick off, we can’t help but divert some local focus to what’s currently going on in a deserted spot somewhere in Nevada. Here a MOOP, there a MOOP, everywhere a MOOP MOOP! There is … Read More

Playa dust is in the air!

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Temple galaxia from Above via Drone Will Rogers

Photo by Will Roger   Burning Man 2019 is now less than two weeks away, and to whet your appetite even more (as if that was necessary), here are some snippets of news and info: Burning Man from Above Will Roger, a devotee who has been taking pictures of the Playa from the air over the years, has just compiled … Read More

Sneak peek at 2019 Burning Man Art

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Step Forward, a conceptual art project at the 2017 Burning Man by Miguel Angel Martin Bordera with a giant puppet who walks and talks, and interacts with fellow participants. SCOTT LONDON

Photo by Scott London   Not long now! The Golden Spike has been hammered into the ground, which makes the ceremonial beginning of all things Burning Man and Black Rock City 2019. Lots of you are going, lucky sods, so we’re sure you don’t need many reasons to get even more excited (never mind a thinly disguised hint of jealousy … Read More

Burning Man Seeks a Sustainable Future

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Burning Man has released a new initiative to address climate change on a year-round basis amongst the Burning Man community, which centre on three new concepts to be realised of the next 10 years: No Matter Out of Place. Handle waste ecologically. Be Regenerative. Create a net positive ecological and environmental impact. Be Carbon Negative. Remove more carbon from the environment than we … Read More

Kids at Burning Man

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Ever wondered about children and what their place within the Burner culture is? Check out this great short documentary on kids at Burning Man. It highlights what Black Rock City means to the younger attendees, how they deal with that they observe and how it forms part of their childhood in the longer term. It chronicles some first timers as … Read More

Bringing Art from afar to Burning Man

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The Giant Weta by Cliff Baise, 2016

  The Giant Weta, by Cliff Baise In 2016, a group of plucky Kiwis thought it would be fun to bring some locally inspired art to the Playa at Black Rock City in Nevada, USA. So they designed and built a Giant Weta, because why not? What better way to introduce international Burners to the culture and fauna of New … Read More

The future of Burning Man, NV

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Aerial View of Black Rock City

Over the past few months we’ve been reporting on the ongoing conversation between Burning Man Project and BLM (Bureau of Land Management) about a number of guidelines, restrictions and limits that BLM wanted to impose on Burning Man as part of a 10 year permit renewal. Burning Man also sought permission to increase participation numbers to 100,000, should they want … Read More

Regional Round up

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Poster for Burning Japan 2019. Theme is Hidden World

Burning Japan 2019 is coming in October! The sixth Burning Japan happens 12–14 October at the same venue as last year, Tumagoi, Gunma. This year’s art theme is Hidden World. As the name implies, it is a hidden world: A fairy tale picture book I read when I was little. An unforgettable song I heard hundreds of times. The words left by … Read More

Burning Man community

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Aerial View of Black Rock City

What does it mean to be part of an ever-growing global Burning Man community? Burning Man Project’s CEO Marian Goodell talks about the challenges here. What does being a Burning Man influencer mean to you? Burning Man needs your help to reclaim the narrative around what it means to be a Burner. Read on. Read about the Project Citizenship Toolkit here. … Read More

Burning Man news

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SPARK – connect with the community, noticeboard style. Discussing the theme, Metamorphoses, in a series of blog posts. Part one here and part two here. Plan your camp so that it is sustainable and Leaves No Trace—Earth Guardians has compiled this handy list of tips and resources, from how to reduce your carbon (and plastic) footprint to laying out an eco-plan … Read More

Ah Regional Round Up

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Black Rock City (BRC) has a Wiki – for all of you information hungry Burners, not completely… complete, but great for some art-spiration or theme camp motivation. Pity Kiwiburn doesn’t get a mention, but surely someone can update that… right? Ah Metamorphoses, we’ve theme’d there, done that. The pink Burning Man regular talks us through BRC’s theme for 2019. As … Read More

Regional round up

Kiwiburn Media Team

Burning Man news Feeling dusty? Looking for a ticket for Burning Man? STEP is now open so make sure to register because that Man burns in 106 days and counting! Details here. Fly Ranch: Writers of colour to become heroines of their own stories. Read more here. Burners Without Borders and Southeastern Regionals combine forces to support more civic projects. … Read More