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Call for Participation in Virtual Burn

Call for Participation in Virtual Burn

You know what the best thing about Virtual Burn is? Everyone can participate - no matter where you are in the world.  Check out this tantalizing teaser video of the experience that awaits us all when we create it together,...

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A Glitch in the Art Grants

A Glitch in the Art Grants

Last year, I received an Art Grant to build Reality Glitch, the little bit of mystical living room corner which appeared in the new forest section at Kiwiburn 2021. You may be thinking of applying for an Art Grant this year (or thinking that you wish you could apply...

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Ticketing Survey Results

Overview We put out a survey to the Burner community to see their reaction to a proposed ticketing change (survey and details of proposal available to view here: https://forms.gle/7bmsZK7LxFj5gRhp6). From this survey we received 304 responses from the community. The...

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Survey of Photography at Kiwiburn 2021

Summary The survey was answered by 161 respondents, 37% of whom did not take any photos at this Burn and the rest largely followed the principles of consent. Nearly all were private people (one official photographer responded) and those taking photos mostly used cell...

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Adjusting to the Default World

It’s been a week now since the Paddock emptied its population of tired, sunburnt and burned-out yet blissful Burners into the rest of the land. Many of us have returned to our urban jungles and office jobs wondering, how do I adjust to the default world? Never fear,...

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To Commodify or Not to Commodify? That is the Question.

To Commodify or Not to Commodify? That is the Question.

Decommodification. It’s the Third Principle. Hey Fam, Navigator here. I’d like to share a personal story with you. At my first ever Burn, Kiwiburn Twisted Reality in 2011, there was a second Effigy built. Back in those days, we were in a cow paddock (as opposed to a...

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Danger Cliff!

Danger Cliff!

Saga three, help a girl out….. Can we have a chat about cliffs? You can fall off ‘em, they can fall on you. They are generally more hazardous  than expected and in the context of Kiwiburn create way more controversy than you would give a geographic feature credit...

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Burning Relationships

Burning Relationships

How Not to Get Dumped at Kiwiburn Your relationship(s) may have survived many festivals over the years but believe us when we say that this event is very different. Attending a Burn is not like your standard music festival. It takes much more preparation, packing,...

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How to Make Kiwiburn Better for Yourself and Better for Others

How to Make Kiwiburn Better for Yourself and Better for Others

The 4th Principle: Radical Self-Reliance Burning Man encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner resources. I’ve only had the pleasure of attending Burning Man once and I can definitely report that The Black Rock Desert isn’t f*ing...

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Moop, Moop, Moopity, Moop, Moop, MOOP!

Moop, Moop, Moopity, Moop, Moop, MOOP!

The 8th Principle: Leave No Trace (LNT) Our community respects the environment. We are committed to leaving no physical trace of our activities wherever we gather. We clean up after ourselves and endeavor, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better condition...

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