Every year since 2007, a tent city has risen over a remote swath of desert outside Cape Town, South Africa. Thousands of people descend for the weeklong gathering, complete with crazy costumes, art installations, and all-night parties. The pop-up city disappears in seven days.
Sound familiar? It’s Africa’s version of the famous Burning Man festival.
Founded in 2007, AfrikaBurn is a regional event sanctioned by the organizers of Burning Man. It’s similar to the annual counterculture gathering in Black Rock Desert, Nevada, but with more nudity and smaller crowds. Some have described the festival as what Burning Man was like 10 years ago, before it became a cultural phenomenon. read more