2007 || The Year of Tribe
A spectacle in the desert, AfrikaBurn is a deliberate echo of Burning Man (Nevada) – both are events with at least four major common characteristics: Firstly, a remote and harsh desert location; secondly, an artistic climax involving setting fire to gigantic artworks; thirdly, a strong focus on decommodification and generosity; and fourthly, no celebrity or mainstream musicians hired to perform – the participants are required to immerse themselves in the experience and create their own artwork. In both venues, the only transport that is allowed is by bicycle or “mutant vehicle”, creating physical spaces that are fun and safe for pedestrians.
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