News from over there, there, and somewhere else… Project Citizenship – update on Burning Man’s efforts to re-address some problematic emerging culture of Black Rock City, launched in 2017. The ticketing changes (mentioned in this post) are one of the results of this. Do these things apply to Kiwiburn? On that note – symbol or logo; a discussion on the Burning … Read More
“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.
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
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
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
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.
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
Welcome back to the Regional Round up, drawing in news from the rest of the world to tickle your eye-lobes (yep totally a thing). But first, a pop quiz! What does a world-wide mosaic, a Minotaur in Toulouse, some bums, the world of design and some graffiti have in common? The answers lie within… Oh look! Collaborative art – draw a picture, … Read More
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
Tēna koutou, here is some offshore news for your viewing pleasure. Ka pai world and thanks for all the fish. Dive into the past.. and into Burning Man mischief, the story-before-the-story… find out about BRC before it was even on the beach and where it’s gone in the meantime… as told on the Binnekring Blog. Also this. For example! Commandeering … Read More
Dare we say it… welcome to summer? Here are some slirpy newsies from around the world to whet your appetite for the months to come. Swwwww… …watch this feature-length docu-genre news story about Burning Man, in German! …MOOP-a-dupa. Watch this and you’ll see the empty desert after all the German doc-genre-news-story-makers have gone home. Pretty different to the grassy knoll … Read More
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
Back in February 2007, Kiwiburn moved to the North Island and became a standalone event. A time of great change and growth, the theme was MEGAmorphosis, which gave rise to MEGAmorphosis Man featured on all our posters. Burning Man has announced its theme for 2019: Metamorphoses. “A celebration of change, and an exploration of uncertainty.” Read more about the theme here. … Read More
…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
Burning Seed… starts this week! If you are heading to that other paddock across the ditch, make sure you have a ticket because the event has sold out. Check out their Facebook page, and their website for updates. And if you need a ride, find it here! Be in the know about the law before you go. Save the Date. 24 … Read More
Burning Seed… is approaching fast, September 26 and counting. The tickets have sold out so if you are lucky enough to be going or want to keep up with the action anyway, check out their Facebook page, and their website for updates. Burning Man… Playa restoration is underway. What is restoration you ask? Well looky here and all your questions will … Read More
Factoids from Burning Man 2018: Dates: 25 August – 3 September Location: Black Rock City, Nevada. As the crow flies that’s 8 miles NNE of Gerlach… 100 miles NNE of Reno… and 7000 miles NE of New Zealand Temples burned: 2 Plane crashes: 1 (no injuries) Carjackings: 1 (the car was soon recovered) Arrests: 44, which is 14 fewer than … Read More
An amazing account of anecdotes and articles from areas far away from Aotearoa. In America – the big kahuna Burning Man is overrrr, but only just. A whopping 70,000 dust monsters will be dragging their heels across the country/planet as you read this, and the crew gearing up for strike. Here are some things from over there, in list form: … Read More
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.
Not on the playa this year? Wish you were there? Burning Man 2018 has begun and you can watch live here!
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