Centre Camp

Once known as the Town Hall, Centre Camp sits in the heart of the festival as a public space and cultural hub.

It’s available for everyone to use for talks, workshops and events. It’s also available as a shelter from the rain and sun.

Why not host an event? You could run a workshop on the art of drinking absinthe, cartwheeling or a hopscotch-a-thon. Tell ghost stories, play charades or start a knitting circle.  An event white board will be up showing you what exciting stuff is happening on the Paddock.

Whatever your interest, there is a place for you at Centre Camp. To enquire about availability or book a slot, or for more information, contact the Centre Camp Coordinator.

Events

Wednesday 22 January

Burner induction workshop

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Centre Camp

All team members are invited to day one induction at centre camp.

We'll provide the best and worst of corporate workshop techniques to help onboard new burners so we can develop a shared understanding of what Kiwiburn is, making sure we're all on the same page going foward. Veterans – bring your thought leadership!

Post it notes. Really bad write up sent out via paddock post. Trust falls?

Discussion / Conversation, Workshop

Wednesday

Documentary Chill Series

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Centre Camp

Embrace your chill this evening for part 1 of a mini documentary series on our Solar System projected on to the Centre Camp structure. Come marvel in the beauty of our home system.

Chillout

Wednesday

Thursday 23 January

Theatre of liberation

10:15 am - 11:00 am at Centre Camp

Theatre games for fun and connection. Children focused but adults welcome to join in.

Games

Thursday

Kiwiburn Community Talks #1 – The History of Burning Man and Kiwiburn

11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Centre Camp

The History of Burning Man and Kiwiburn is a 2 part talk.
Part one – History of Burning Man will be presented by Jax Watt (Longtime burner and social anthropologist). The talk will begin with BM’s origins in the Suicide Club & Cacophony society and then take us through a visual history of Burning Man.

Part two – The History of Kiwiburn will be presented by Mark Stirling- Kiwiburn’s founder.

Talk / Lecture

Thursday

1st Auckland burners meet up of the year Auckland Burners Society Keg ‘n’ Kornflakes

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm at Centre Camp

The Auckland Burners Society is drinking your beer! Get in on the pilfering of public funds whilst its cold (and frothy)
We seek to co-create a thriving burner ecosystem in Tāmaki-makau-rau that welcomes and extends the magic all year round. We are especially eager to entertain auckland based theme camp instigators as we aspire to be a hub and go between for our eclectic tribe.

Discussion / Conversation, Food & Drink

Thursday

Solar power, LED lighting and the wonders of worshiping 12v DC

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm at Centre Camp

A look at how to build a simple solar system, why LED lights are better than sliced bread and how to worship the Gods of Low Voltage

Workshop

Thursday

Let’s Talk Sex Work

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Centre Camp

Always wondered about the ins and outs of sex work? Got a burning question, or a boundless curiosity about it? Come along to Centre Camp and chat to a group of wonderful humans who'd love to answer you! From stripping and cam work to escorting and full service sex work – our diverse lot are happy to help.

Chillout, Discussion / Conversation, Talk / Lecture

Thursday

R18

Ask for What you Want (what you really really want ….)

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Centre Camp

Join us for an experiential workshop and hone your skills!

Discussion / Conversation, Workshop

Thursday

Documentary Chill Series

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Centre Camp

Embrace your chill this evening for part 2 of a mini documentary series on our Solar System projected on to the Centre Camp structure. Come marvel in the beauty of our home system.

Chillout

Thursday

Friday 24 January

Hatha Nidra Yoga

9:30 am - 10:45 am at Centre Camp

Find your state of depper consciousness beginning with a series of Traditional Hatha Yoga Sun Salutations completed with a Yogic sleep with trace awareness (Yoga Nidra).

Health & Wellness

Friday

Kiwiburn Community Talks #2 – The 10 principles of Burning Man for beginners

11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Centre Camp

New to the paddock? New to the culture and community? New to Kiwiburn and Burning Man?

To embrace burner culture, the principles must be embraced too. It speaks to our community’s very survival.
So, come along to this community talk and learn about the 10 principles and why Burners consider them to be so important. Learn the nuances of the principles and understand how they all connect togethe

Talk / Lecture

Friday

Get Slung, Stay Hydrated!

12:30 pm - 2:00 pm at Centre Camp

Why waste one of your precious paws carrying a drink bottle when you could wear it like an evolved human? Come and craft yourself a Sling, the nifty string that keeps your bottle & cup close so you can stay hydrated with hands free!

Arts & Crafts, Workshop

Friday

Kiwiburn Community Talks #3 – An advanced look at the 11 principles of Burning Man (Yes, 11!)

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Centre Camp

Know the principles pretty well do ya? There's always room to learn more.

We have all seen a burner (or two) try to manipulate the interpretation of the principles to suit their own ends. We've seen burners mistakenly use the principles as stand-alone principles and not interconnected. Learn beyond the basics, don't be that person. Take an advanced look and expand your understanding.

Talk / Lecture

Friday

Dance out your inner dragon

3:00 pm - 3:45 pm at Centre Camp

Stretch to guided imagery before some intense dancing to help find and bring out the power of your inner dragon and then relax and reflect on the wonderful things you can accomplish with your new found power. This class is designed for children – everyone welcome.

Workshop

Friday

Dog Enrichment –

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm at Centre Camp

Bored dogs can easily turn into "naughty" dogs if they don't get enough physical & mental stimulation. Learn about dog enrichment; how to entertain your dog; create your own toys; and slow down your dogs eating using interactive demonstrations (with human volunteers instead of dogs).

Discussion / Conversation, Workshop

Friday

Documentary Chill Series

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Centre Camp

Embrace your chill this evening for part 3 of a mini documentary series on our Solar System projected on to the Centre Camp structure. Come marvel in the beauty of our home system.

Chillout

Friday

Saturday 25 January

Theatre of liberation

10:15 am - 11:00 am at Centre Camp

Theatre games for fun and connection. Adult focused but children welcome to join in.

Games

Saturday

Kiwiburn Community Talks #4 – Understanding Burner culture

11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Centre Camp

Ever asked yourself "Am I a burner?" – come along and find out.
Learn about the Key themes that define burner culture.
Learn about the effigy and the temple and why they are central activities at every Burn.

Plus: Learn a few theories that have been connected to burner culture – Carnivalesque, postmodern neo-tribalism, counterculture, aesthetics and the senses.

Lots of pictures of Kiwiburn

Talk / Lecture

Saturday

Ask for What you Want (what you really really want ….)

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm at Centre Camp

Join us for an experiential workshop and hone your skills! Bring a buddy or 6 if you'd like to practice with them 🙂

Discussion / Conversation, Workshop

Saturday

Kiwiburn Community Talks #5 – Embracing the Principles in the default world

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Centre Camp

The principles are encouraged to be embraced in the default world. Plenty are doing it already. Learn how you can do so too.

Be the change you want to see in your culture – embrace the principles 🙂

Talk / Lecture

Saturday

Pun Battle

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm at Centre Camp

Dust off your e-quip-ment, heat up your burnnuendos, and come give yourself what you know deep down you deserve. Starting with a relaxed pun-loving warmup and finishing with a destructive race to the bottom, this event will satisfy you in a way that unobjectionable humour never has.

Games, Health & Wellness, Performance

Saturday

Science Night!

4:00 pm - 7:00 pm at Centre Camp

Come join us for the legendary learning experience and long-standing tradition that is Science Night. From cyborgs to kraken to consciousness, the finest (potentially drunk) scientists on the paddock will present their research in 5 – 6 minute lightning talks and submit for jeer review. Let's get educated!

Chillout, Discussion / Conversation, Talk / Lecture

Saturday

Documentary Chill Series

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm at Centre Camp

Embrace your chill this evening for part 4 of a mini documentary series on our Solar System projected on to the Centre Camp structure. Come marvel in the beauty of our home system.

Chillout

Saturday

Sunday 26 January

Kiwiburn Community Talks #6 – Burning Man, Sustainability and Biophilia

11:00 am - 12:00 pm at Centre Camp

Take an in-depth look at Burning Man's newly released 10-year sustainability plan to become carbon-negative.
Consider the theory of biophilia and humanity's deep need to connect with nature.
Review leave-no-trace from an advanced perspective. Be reminded about what is expected from you during exodus.
Meet Kiwiburns recently formed Sustainability team and learn about their aims.

Talk / Lecture

Sunday

Kiwiburn Community Meeting

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm at Centre Camp

If you want Kiwiburn to survive the next 10 years, here is your chance to meet with other interested parties and ask those questions you have always wanted to ask, meet some of the ExCom, and talk about how we want to shape our Burns into the future.

Discussion / Conversation

Sunday

First Annual Kiwi-Burning academics informal gathering

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at Centre Camp

An informal gathering of like-minded individuals, interested in brainstorming, innovating, collaborating and discussing upcoming projects/independent studies/community issues. A space for intellectual development and discussion that can contribute toward our community.

Discussion / Conversation

Sunday

Documentary Chill Series

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Centre Camp

Embrace your chill this evening for the final part of a mini documentary series on our Solar System projected on to the Centre Camp structure. Come marvel in the beauty of our home system.

Chillout

Sunday

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