About us

We loved the idea of Burning Man ~ radical self reliance and the co-creation of a town in the desert without the use of money. One night, at Afrika Burn, in the face of a wall of flames, we realised that in these turbulent times, we’d like to be learning stuff more than burning stuff…

….like how to be more resilient against a global agenda that is increasingly repressing our freedom to thrive. How to grow food, how to reduce our impact, how to trade directly with each other, how to work with natural materials and medicines, and how to acquire  healing and empowerment tools, how to be less dependent on ‘the grid’.

We love that we learn so much from all the great people we know, sharing knowledge and experience, discussing ideas and making music, but do we know how to actually live successfully in community?

Thus Learning Man was born in 2015, and has been a learning curve every step of the way. Such a wealth of wonderful content brought by all who have attended, giving it a life of its own ~ a clan of like-minded people, building community in a forest.  And so we  evolved into the Learning Clan.

We welcome all who are looking for more meaning and down-to-earth, face-to-face ways of connecting, exploring alternative options to thrive in a natural, sovereign way.

Three more Learning Clans have now blossomed in other parts of the country:  🙂

Meet the Crew and Zone Facilitators

Zone Facilitators.

THE HEARTSPACE

Barbra

TALK TENT

Liza

LIVE MUSIC STAGE

Michael

SWEAT LODGE

Michelle & Gordon

TALENT EXCHANGE

Tim Jenkin (founder of the CES)

RIVER ZONE

Quentin

MAN CAVE

TBA

 

THE RED TENT

Nunaisi & Kali

ILLUMINATION

Jay & Lotta

YOGA ZONE

Lisa

INFO BOARDS

Sam

TEENS & TWEENS

Nina and Craig

LITTLE KIDS TENT

Clare

COMMUNAL KITCHEN

TBA

The Village Crew

Iris

Volunteers & Comms

Candice

Trash & Treasure

Pieter

Medic & Safety

Allen

Solar & Power

Frido

Logistics & Wood

Rod

Operations & stuff

 

Laura

Volunteers & Base Camp

Matt

Sound & Rigging

Tanith

kitchen

Vernon

Fires & Security

Tristan

Sound Tech & projection

Angie

Organising & stuff

Huge gratitude to

  • All the clanners who have contributed to the incredible range of content, support and energy, making the gathering what it is.
  • All the photographers who have captured such great images for us to use in this website, especially Barbra Cowley, Graham Abbot, Roy Zetisky, Joffrey Hyman Lavonne Bosman and Keshia Lee.
  • Tim Jenkin of the Talent Exchange for pioneering the way for communities to operate without money or banks

 We look forward to connecting, playing, dancing, chilling, earning & learning with the Clan again    ~ Angie & Rod