NamBurn is a gathering of our Namibian Burner tribe.
We follow the Principles of Burning Man, which were crafted not as a dictate of how people should behave and act, but as a reflection of
the ethos, spirit and cultureof our global Burn community,
as it had organically developed since 1986.
With this in mind, we as Namibian Burners have our own ethos to reflect our unique 'Land of the Brave' spirit.
Covid Safety Protocols - Your Safety is Important: Bring your mask & hand sanitizer. Covid in Namibia is low-risk, but still around, do not be complacent.
Respect for yourself, respect for the diversity in our fellow humans, respect for nature and this earth. Respect is not a gift, it is earned through your actions.
Our Burn community encourages the individual to discover, exercise and rely on his or her inner, and own resources in being radical self-reliant. We volunteer our knowledge and skills in service of our global Burn community.
In order to preserve the spirit of selfless gifting, our community seeks to create social environments that are unmediated by commercial sponsorships, transactions, or advertising. We stand ready to protect our culture from such exploitation. We resist the substitution of consumption for participatory experience or monetizing this experience.
Immediate experience is, in many ways, the most important touchstone of value in our culture. We seek to overcome barriers that stand between us and a recognition of our inner selves, the reality of those around us, participation in society, and contact with a natural world exceeding human powers. No idea can substitute for this experience.
Our community values creative cooperation and collaboration. We strive to produce, promote and protect social networks, public spaces, works of art, and methods of communication that support such interaction.
The Burn community value civil society. Community members who organize events should assume responsibility for public welfare and endeavour to communicate civic responsibilities to participants. They must also assume responsibility for conducting events in accordance with local and state laws.
Radical self-expression arises from the unique gifts of the individual. No one other than the individual or a collaborating group can determine its content. It is offered as a gift to others. In this spirit, the giver should respect the rights and liberties of the recipient.
The Burn community are 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.
Our community is committed to a radically participatory ethic. We believe that transformative change, whether in the individual or in society, can occur only through the medium of deeply personal participation of volunteering. We achieve through being a do-ocracy. Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. We make the world real through actions that open the heart and uplift the community.
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 endeavour, whenever possible, to leave such places in a better state than when we found them.
Any-one may be a part of our Burn. We welcome and respect the stranger. No prerequisites exist for participation in our community. We ask only, respect our Burner ethos and Principles.
Without Membership fees, we would not be able to create this Burn.
At NamBurn, you do not just buy a ticket, you contribute to the creation of this Burn by being an active member of our Burn community.
Without member contributions, we would not have a venue, facilities, logistics or a Burn. This covers costs, nothing more, nothing less.
We are all co-creators and in the Burner spirit, strongly encourage everyone to contribute more than just Membership fees by volunteering during the event, as we achieve through being a do-ocracy.
Everyone is invited to work. Everyone is invited to play. All members, whether event team, performing, cooking, dancing, running a workshop, theme camps or volunteers, pay for their own membership. We are all volunteers.
This is not a glamping thing, plug and play or trance festival for profit, it is a Burners Burn.
When, What and How? Yes, Covid numbers has steadily dropped and Namibia is a low-risk country, BUT this do not lessen our responsibility to our community. The safety of You the community comes first. This first Namibian Burn has generated tremendous interest locally and globally, and to have a full-on NamBurn with just 50 pax do not make much sense. With that in mind and after very careful consideration, we have decided to turn the Burn-dates around.
19 & 20th March: A small tiny responsible Burners Bar camping/bring & braai meet-up at site: Connect with our Namibian Burners, burn a smallish 2020 Bose Geeste effigy. Let's see who walk-the-walk.
27 - 31 MAY 2021: Official NamBurn
IMPORTANT: General tickets sales will go live in May 2021: The Namburn booking site link will be posted here and on the Namibian Burn Facebook page.
All placement, theme camps, tickets via NamBurn..
NamBurn for all tickets and camp allocations.
Reserved Tickets (DDT): NamBurn has a pre-event 'Reserved Ticket' system in place: These 'reserved tickets' are for art-build crews, sound camps, theme camps and volunteers that put the time, effort and labour in to contribute to NamBurn.
To prevent 'plug & play' or abuse of the DDT system, only a limited number will be allocated to artist and theme camp leads.
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Criteria for Theme camps:
1. Camps must be interactive. They should include activities, events or gifting services within their camps and they must be available to the entire Burn community.
2. Camps should be visually stimulating and have an inviting design, while maintaining safety and MOOP regulations.
3. Camps must be neighbourly. This includes keeping sound within set limits, and controlling the sound of camp generators.
4. We know some of you are tempted, but this not the place for your plug and play camp.
So you want to volunteer for NamBurn?
Bring your fire art, your yoga or DJ skills, art creation, costumes or creative skills. You are the Burn!.
NamBurn is a 100% completely volunteer-run event. EVERYONE is a volunteer! No spectators!
This includes every-one, from the artists, the Rangers who make sure all stay safe, and it could also be YOU.
This is one of the ways we each doing our part to make NamBurn safe and spectacular.
This will be our first NamBurn and requires your help building our Namibian Burner community, for YOU are the Burn.
Current Registered Theme Camps:
- Blazing Bar: All the way from the Jozie Burners and Sentella.
- Pannekoek Hoek: Local is lekker! Pannekoek in the suburbs.
- Ranger Outpost Orange: One happy International Ranger camp.
Rangers are not event-security, but volunteers FROM our community in service OF our community in upholding the ethos, spirit and Principles of our global Burn community. These specially trained Burn volunteers keep their community safe in times when the wheels come off. Rangers are the guardians and promoters of our Burner ethos and Principles.
Interested in serving your Burn community as Ranger?
Management and Structure
- NamBurn, the Namibian Burn - Burning Nam: Set-up under Namibian law as a non-profit 'Voluntary Association'.
NamBurn is a non-profit volunteer based entity open to all individuals who show an involvement in and a commitment to the ethos, spirit and Principles of Burning Man as embraced by NamBurn. We do not discriminate against participation in our global Burn culture, on the basis of race, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
Christian (Chrigi) Fourie: Executive Member (Burn Lead) & Founder, NB Ranger Council (Ranger Sentinel).
Special Advisors: Senior Members and Rangers from AfrikaBurn, Burning Man, Blazing Swan and Burning Seed.