In-Depth Look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part IV

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 4: Radical Self-Reliance This Principle encourages every attendee to only rely on their own resources and experiences. This means that you should come to … Read More

Burning Man stories

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Black Rock Yacht Club celebrates that wind. Read about them here. Ever bring your family to Burning Man? Tony Hsieh (CEO of Zappos) and Joseph Gordon-Levitt (insanely famous actor, founder of HitRecord) have a chat here. Fly Ranch is an opportunity to create a year-round rural incubator for sustainability and creativity in the world. Burning Man Project and the Land … Read More

In-Depth Look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part III

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 3: Decommodification This idea is based in part on the idea behind Principle 2, Gifting. For participants to truly  preserve the spirit of gift … Read More

In-Depth look at The 10 Guiding Principles, Part II

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 2: Gifting A Burn event does not have vendors, and no money changes hands for anything, other than perhaps ice. Instead, the act of … Read More

In-depth look at The 10 Guiding Principles

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Burning Man and associated Regional Events base themselves on some fundamental guidelines, or the 10 Principles. In this series over the next 10 weeks we will focus on each Principle in detail. This week features Principle 1: Radical Inclusion This idea centers on the fact that anyone, and from anywhere is invited to attend and participate in a burn style … Read More

Temple of Entropy, Arrow of Time – want to know more?

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This just in from the Australian Regional Contact Justin McGhee… Our ol’ friend Bradley Ogden, a leading Effigy and Temple builder from over the Tasman has designed and put together an application for Burning Man Temple 2020. You may have bumped into Mr Bradley Ogden at a Kiwiburn long ago, and he also helped out our favourite Karl building the … Read More

A delightful dusting, a delicate dispatch

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Here are some things we have gathered that you should now about. There will be a quiz about this next week, with some *sick* prizes, so read up! Pufferfish Fundraiser! Last week we wrote a thing about a Pufferfish fundraiser but failed miserably at telling you that it will be in Wellington. Pretty sure their Facebook profile is the only … Read More

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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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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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