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
The Village Crew
Volunteers & Comms
Trash & Treasure
Medic & Safety
Solar & Power
Logistics & Wood
Operations & stuff
Volunteers & Base Camp
Sound & Rigging
Fires & Security
Sound Tech & projection
Organising & stuff
LIVE MUSIC STAGE
Tim Jenkin (founder of the CES)
THE RED TENT
Nunaisi & Kali
Jay & Lotta
DJ DANCE ZONE
Nina and Craig
LITTLE KIDS TENT
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