AfrikaBurn 2023: 24 to 30 April

2020 Theme Callout

Tribe, Power, Time, Dream, Stof, Mirage, Archetypes, The Trickster, The Gift, X, Play, Working Title, Ephemeropolis… and then came 2020. What will the theme be for next year’s main event? Ah – that’s up to you and your suggestions, actually.
Some love it, some are not even aware of it, but every year our main event has a theme – and it’s a point of engagement or inspiration, a conversational starting point and a guiding light if you’d like some help navigating the experience. Ideally the theme is also engaging, thought-provoking, stimulating and versatile – but it’s ultimately up to you, and our annual callout is your opportunity to contribute the idea that you think would set the tone & provide a framework that our community can hang their creativity off.
So – that idea you’ve had, and that inspired phantom of a concept that rose up to you in the dust – fancy dropping it into our Theme Callout suggestion box, along with some supporting rationale? It can be one word, it can be a phrase – but what it can’t be is just a word or phrase: we’d need you to submit some explanatory text to support your suggestion. And this year, we’re playing it a little differently (hey, this is an experiment, right?) – meaning that this time round you can:
a) write up a development for the ideas that we’ve been riffing on: ‘The Idea’, ‘The Experiment’, ‘The Experience’
b) submit your own theme title and write up the supporting rationale for it
Just note that while we love personal stories, please don’t preface your theme suggestion with your particular story (for that, you’re welcome to submit a blogpost or story to [email protected]com)
Deadline: midnight Friday 8th June. (2020 theme submissions are now closed)

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