As you can see, she’s a real beauty. Massive thanks to volunteer designers Rachel Smith and Lizl Schmuhl for their amazing work this year’s WTF! Tuck in, and prepare to experience its contents in real life in the dust.
AND…here it is folks – your final and complete 2018 WTF Guide Map, which lists all registered projects’ locations, and also all event services and important landmarks!
Click either of these images below to show the zoomable & downloadable hi-res PDF. And don’t forget – before you print yours out and slay some much-needed trees in the process – you can pick up your copies at our event gate, Die Hek, on arrival (or at Off-Centre Camp).
Massive thanks to volunteer designer Claire Du Plessis for her amazing work on creating this year’s map!
So, what’s new? Ah – this is the year of the Great Switcheroo!
But wait – what the hell is the Switcheroo? This year, in the name of experimentation and urban planning, we’re switching the use of Tankwa Town around. The Town layout will remain the same, but the use of the space is going to change. To sum it up: we’re switching the sound zones around.
What are the reasons for this?
- Since Tankwa Town first rose from the dust in 2007, there has always been a high demand for quiet camping.
- We’ve been having curatorial headaches with quiet and reflective spaces wanting to be places far out – yet at the same time we need to put loud systems far out to get them away from camping.
- Placing large sound systems near to the largest camping areas isn’t working, as this means lots of people don’t want to camp in these areas.
- So the solution – the Switcheroo – is to put the loud zone in the area of our Town that has the least camping space available.
- So it makes sense to place the loud camps and installations in the area that has less camping space available. ie: the 2-ish area.
- This also enables us to make the Binnekring come alive at night, instead of being a dark area.
So, if you’re a territorial Tankwatonian and very attached to “your” spot at Tankwa Town, you’re going to have to be brave and roll with it. You can always stay in “your favourite spot” (if it’s available) – but it just may be in a different curatorial zone. Bear in mind that the movement of large sound rigs away is limited to only the 2ish area: if you’re camped at 6ish, or further away, chances are good sound levels won’t affect you, because sound rigs will be placed facing outward, away from our city (and away from you).
Take a look at the map below to get a sense of how this will change the soundscape of our city – and click on the map if you want to check out the larger downloadable PDF version.
Massive thanks to The NowNow Tribe’s Claire Du Plessis for volunteering her time & skills on the map you see above. Sit tight for our 2018 Survival Guide, and more, coming soon.