Kiwiburn Blog

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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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,...

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
Gifting: The Second Principle

Gifting: The Second Principle

A Letter of Gratitude Dear Halcyon, The advice that you have gifted all of us, in my opinion, is hands-down the most thorough, most heartfelt, the most informative available for virgin and non-virgin Burners alike. Your videos and writings both prepared and inspired...

read more
When You Know Better, Do Better

When You Know Better, Do Better

Thoughts on making Kiwiburn a more inclusive community By Ann K Addley Changing the World, One Burner at a Time I want to talk about Inclusion, and not in a preachy way. Not in a do this or else way, but as a vehicle for cultural change in our communities. Let’s face...

read more
Radical Self-Expression – What is it and how do we do it?

Radical Self-Expression – What is it and how do we do it?

Kia ora, all you beautiful Burners! Thanks for showing up and participating!  The aim of this Blog post is to cast a wide lens across one of our most favourite principles: Radical Self-Expression. We all know it, but do we really?? Do we?  Burning Man...

read more

Blog Archives

Categories

Left Menu Icon