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Want to wear a beautiful wristband
for AfrikaBurn?

Then I have good news for ya!

This project was successfully funded and everybody will get a beautiful wristband when entering the gates. Check out the design below.

Still want to show your support? From now on donations will be directed to the AfrikaBurn Headquarter to support the 2020 wristband.

Thank you all SOOO much! 

I am absolutely flattened we successfully funded the 2019 wristbands as a community.
Over the course of 5 weeks 61.420 ZAR | 3.890 €  | $4,330 were raised.

This project sparked an ecologists mind who works for the UN in Kenya - she wants to look at getting the wristbands for the 2020 event produced from material that isn't harmful to the environment, as well as look into getting them made by developmental people who could benefit from the work.

For this reason, please consider supporting the next wristband project.
Further donations to this project will be directed to the AfrikaBurn Headquarter. 

If you are not comfortable using these online payment services you can also send your donation via regular bank transfer. Please e-mail me so i can provide you with the account details. 

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About this Project

My mission is to give all of you a beautiful wristband when you enter the gates.
 That is all 13.500 of you.

The idea came to me at AfrikaBurn 2018: After I had passed the gates I was looking down at my wrist. The wristband I had just been given was made from pink plastic.

As a wristband artist, I feel a wristband should reflect the beauty of the event it is created for. It was this moment when the idea sparked to make the AfrikaBurn wristband an art project of its own.

The Design


The Production


AfrikaBurns's great artworks are often hand-made using natural materials. The wristband, I believe, should honor this tradition.

The wristbands will be made from fabric, giving the wristband a nice, haptic touch.

Aluminum seals have been chosen for closure, since I strongly believe in not using any one-way products made from plastic. If you interested to know why please take a look here and here.

Here is a list of all budget positions needed to complete this project: 

Positions PcsZAREUR USD
Funds needed61.420,00
Setup5900,00          60,00        70,00         
Crimpers 84.270,00
Banking Fees2.930,00190,00210,00

I started going to Burns in 2010, when I went to my first Burning Man. And oh boy, was I blown away - the sense of community, the open mindset, the immense wealth of creativity and - most of all - the feeling that we see each other as for who we are. Not a role, not a job, but a human being. I found my home and till this day that's where my heart is.

Becoming a Burner was also a personal journey for me to find out how i can contribute, of what i can bring in. 

And this was my idea: At Burning Man you don't get a wristband when you enter the gates. But i like wristbands and i think other people do too. So in 2011 I started to create wirstbands for Burning Man. A lot of people liked the idea so it turned into my personal art project - The Burning Man Wirstband Project. Through this project I became connected with a lot of different Burner groups and artists and i started to explore the regional Burns, like AfrikaBurn.

A lot of things happened since then and now I am an active part of the community, being involved in many art projects and doing design and communication work for Burns and related events.

The Donors

Alltogether 136 donors contributed 
to this project!

Without your support this project
would have not been possible.

Thank you All so much!

Gavin Bodill
Sam Deacon
Uljana Egli
Jo Flo
Tony Janke (yNot)
Virginia Lin
Robin Mock
Myszka Matthews
John Prokop
Sascha Rummel
Vera Seehausen
Jill Sessa
Katherine Sonntag
James T
Anna Taranko
Veronica Ternopolski
Axel Vetter 
Denise Winkler