Kiez Burn build/setup

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We need people to set up the Kiez Burn backbone - building the infrastructure that enables the important shit to happen, so builders can transform to sparkle ponies and go dash in the green fields, eating strange flowers & glittery sweat on dancefloors & art projects alike.

Leads 2019: @gureilon and Alex Kasper

What is build/setup?

This year the production team will not be building anything big (no gate or effigy). Instead, we are focused on setting everything up, enabling the event to take place.

Build starts: Friday evening 14/06 and goes until morning of Wednesday 19/06

A full overview of all the tasks: and please sign up:
- either for the general need (so being build lead)
- or for singular responsibilities, and then be responsible for coordinating it.

The big chunks of work:

  1. help set up the kitchen: the Deine Mudda kitchen will support builders & strikers. This will be a collaborative project with @ottojuanbrunoriver (kitchen lead) and @svendudink (Deine Mudda build lead).
  2. clean out storage, transport it to site, lay it out and distribute it fairly among infrastructure projects (several days) -
  3. enabling signs, site perimeter, sound checks,... to do their job
  4. support Toolhaus operations (mainly logistics) - Otto = toolbitch
  5. purchasing & setting up the temporary shelters for feuerwehr (1 tent) & security (1 more tent) & first aid (another tent) and one back up (one last one) - 4 tents
  6. clean up the whole site of things that block kieze
  7. Organize a van (e.g. sprinter) for transporting shit around site and to/from storage from build to end of strike. (insured!!!!) (so friday before event to Tuesday/Wednesday after event) (everyone needs to be able to drive it)
  8. assist in volunteer coordination - - realizer: @verocarsala

What do you have to do here?

  1. communicating with everyone that potentially needs help in getting ready
  2. planning of the work & determine the amount of volunteers needed
  3. purchasing the relevant items (and van)
  4. discuss budget with KBORG (@alexxx is your man there)
  5. during build: be available from early morning till evening, constant liaising with everyone (do they need help?)

What is next?

First of all, I (Waldo) will not be helping with the build as such, I am merely searching for a team that will take it over, consensual do-ocracy style like.

How you divide the responsibilities, is to be determined by you. Some possibilities:
- there is a build/setup lead and then coordinates between everyone so that all the responsibilities are taken (
- there is no build lead - then you need to work as a team, get together etc. and make sure all the responsibilities are shared between you
- some other setup I have not thought of.




  • last year' build lead: @bandit
  • org questions? @waldo
  • finance? @alexxx
  • other peeps: see realities + Add your name here too!

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Lina April 29th, 2019 20:50

I can help with setup on Tuesday and Wednesday. It's meant 14.-19. JUNE, right?


waldo April 29th, 2019 21:12

hehe, wouldn't that be fun to just change the dates :D tnx for the pointer! The build leads will get in touch with you I believe

Alex Hermann

Alex Hermann May 4th, 2019 14:02

MOIN! I also plan on coming on the weekend before kiezburn starts and would love to help build!

Veroca R. Sala

Veroca R. Sala May 7th, 2019 12:22

Quentin feugere

Quentin feugere May 9th, 2019 16:35

Reading 'the Deine Mudda kitchen will support builders & strikers'.
Does it include all builders from all different Kiez? Or is it only for 'central org' kind of build ?

William Chadwick

William Chadwick May 10th, 2019 00:00

Who's in charge of kitchen? I want again. @ottojuanbrunoriver

Veroca R. Sala

Veroca R. Sala May 10th, 2019 21:50

Hi @quentinfeugere sign up for for fluffers if you wanna help out in the KITCHEN!


waldo May 11th, 2019 08:31

Only central org


Otto May 11th, 2019 11:06

Hey William, Lets follow up on the email conversation :)


Daniel May 13th, 2019 08:30

Hey @Waldo and all the builders, from when on do you want/need drinking water? I am planning to come Monday 17/6 and need to pick up the Standrohr (water access point for the council water, with the water meter) from GKU Demmin (the council water provider) in order to get water. I can immagine that you want to have water before? In this case someone needs to pick up the Standrohr on Friday. I can organise everything else with Freiland and GKU Demmin before.

Jessy W

Jessy W May 14th, 2019 14:19

@gureilon and @alexxx can you please let me know if you have any strong (8mm+) tall (2m) posts that can support a small structure? i am looking for 7 of these for the Ranger HQ!


waldo May 15th, 2019 13:30

@janthomas might this be something you could help with? Or how would this be organized? I am not partaking in the Kiez Burn build, so unfortunately I cannot help with this.


Daniel May 15th, 2019 13:35

I am trying to get in contact with the Freiland person who is taking care of water to see if Freiland will have the Standrohr already before like last year, which wold be easiest.


waldo May 15th, 2019 13:38

yeah, then Jan definitely is the best placed person to arrange that :D :)


Jan Thomas May 15th, 2019 19:21

hey - i won't be there yet on Friday 14 June either, so wouldn't be able to help with pickup of the Standrohr. @danielaquariusdrin please update once you talked about this with Robert from Freiland and i'm sure if a pickup is needed on Friday we can find someone to help with that :-)

Gur eilon

Gur eilon May 17th, 2019 14:53

well baisicly first day of build is Saturday 15th June. we will need only water for drink like anyone els but i guess that kitchen will need water..


Otto May 21st, 2019 15:19

YES! kitchen will certainly need water


Cris May 25th, 2019 17:12

Sorry for the off-topic but, apparently there should be quite a good bunch of people going for build, but @craigwhite doesn't have more than 6 interested in a bus. Is this number real, is some communication missing or you guys are all teletransporting there?


Daniel May 27th, 2019 12:52

Hey, @janthomas , @waldo , @ottojuanbrunoriver , @gureilon , @alex Kasper, and any early arrivers and late leavers,

I talked to Robert from Freiland and he confirmed that the main water infrastructure will be like last year and that Freiland will hire the Standrohr from GKU Demmin the week before.

This means we can do it like last year and take over the Standrohr on Friday 14/6, pay the 150€ deposit to Freiland (handover will be done by Erik from Freiland), note down the water meter reading and give the Standrohr back on 24/6 to GKU Demmin and receive the deposit back from them.

Is there anybody who will be there on 14/6 already and who could do the handover (note down the initial water meter reading and paying the 150€ deposit in cash, maybe with the help of finance guru @alexxx )?

And is there anybody who could return the Standrohr on 24/6 to GKU Demmin (24 min drive from Freiland), note down the final water meter reading and receive the deposit back?

I'll be there from 18/6 to 23/6.

Thank you!


waldo May 27th, 2019 19:55

@tobias could you potentially handle the hand-off of the meter during strike?

@janthomas will you be there the Friday? If not, I could potentially do it or @alexxx


Jan Thomas May 27th, 2019 20:20

@waldo @danielaquariusdrin i can't help on friday the 14th unfortunately!


Tobias May 27th, 2019 22:19

@waldo I'll only be on site until 23/6 in the afternoon... :(


Tibo May 27th, 2019 23:12

so i be on site till 26/6 and can do the hand of the meter :)

Olivia Ehe

Olivia Ehe May 31st, 2019 15:18

Hey all. Do we already have the sign-up sheet ready to register to come early for build for dreams/kieze? Has anyone found it (sorry if this is a dumb question, but I don't see it!)

Jessy W

Jessy W June 1st, 2019 10:09

do my rangers hq worker builder bees count for that?

Alex Hermann

Alex Hermann June 2nd, 2019 13:44

same here!


waldo June 2nd, 2019 14:03

amazing! When you do the payment @abelstobias could you make sure to also get a receipt for it?


waldo June 2nd, 2019 14:23


waldo June 2nd, 2019 15:25

Deine Mudda cooks and supports central org builders, security & feuerwehr during the event and strikers who stay to cleanup after the event. This is a big task that requires a lot of preparation and €€€.

If the rangers HQ builders are part of the build team as signed up on the volunteers list: then they will get food during build from Deine Mudda kitchen. @gureilon is build lead, so you can contact him for any follow-up questions. As far as I am aware though, the rangers HQ did not integrate with central org build, but was kept intentionally separate, so that also goes for food.


Annette June 3rd, 2019 09:34

I´m organising the rent and transport for the tent and Bierzeltgarnituren for 1st aid/feuerwehr. Hopefully pick up will be Saturday, transport with the build can be pooled with the build van @gureilon? Also need the money in cash @alexxx (around 100 EUR). Will keep you updated if we get an invoice, but as its a private contact I don´t count on it.


Tibo June 3rd, 2019 16:00

Yes, i can get a receipt :) Does there need to be the KiezBurn adress or something special on it?


waldo June 3rd, 2019 16:33

usually a handwritten bill also counts, but specs Alex can provide.


waldo June 3rd, 2019 16:37

@alexxx what are the specs for refund process?

craig white

craig white June 5th, 2019 11:13

Build bus on 15th June 9am now available you can buy tickets via burner tickets


Kai Gutzeit June 6th, 2019 15:02

@gureilon Hi Gur, as in my role of welfare-co-lead I would like to connect with you about welfare. The welfare yurt needs a 4.20m-pole to raise the yurt. Last year a tree-pole of that size was organized (by the build crew) together with a long re-bar and 2 ratchet-straps. it is need for the build of the yurt on the 15th and 16th of June. Can you please get in touch?


Otto June 6th, 2019 15:44

A reminder for those interested/going for build. The Volunteer kitchen will only feed the people approved on this list here No one else, mostly because it isn't planned for (food count wise). Additionally, it will also feed the people of Deine Mudda kiez, that are approved for our internal build

Mr FancyPants (Eric)

Mr FancyPants (Eric) June 6th, 2019 15:47

Hey all, this might not be the right location for this- so please direct to a better place to post if there is one. I have a dream art project. It requires transporting a smallish? Mediumish? amount of wood to KB. Any idea where to post about finding room in someone's transport?

The Lord of Fire (Schatzmeister)

The Lord of Fire (Schatzmeister) June 7th, 2019 12:25

Yes the van should be available for the pickup.
Cash is really annoying for bookkeeping. For future reference, please avoid it like the plague.

We will need a Privatequittung for any purchases like this. Here is the outline for them:

In general, an informal letter (handwritten or typed) is sufficient. The names and address details of the buyer and seller, the quantity and name of the item sold (e.g., 1 PC XY), the price (e.g., 25 euros), the date, and the signature (handwritten) must be provided.

e.g. "I hereby bill for the sale of" PC XYZ "25 Euro."

In addition, a sentence such as "received on June 13, 2019" should be added, since this is proven receipt of payment for both sides.

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator)

Saskia (The Fuzzy Facilitator) June 8th, 2019 08:01

Hei Eric,

dreamers and kieze have been oganizing and communicating transport decentralized and among themselves.

I think you best guess is to ask around on every channel available. F.e. make a post here (, in the Kiez Burn Transport Group, maybe even in the main KB group on Facebook.

Alex Hermann

Alex Hermann June 11th, 2019 10:27

Hi there! Is there a plan for grey water disposal yet? Is there anyone at Freiland or at Kiezburn I can get in contact with about that?


Cris June 11th, 2019 10:57

Here's some little info you may know already:

Last year, both the Kitchen and Deine Mudda's little shower were using organic soap and therefore disposing it directly on site. So no bigger grey water disposal plan. As far as I know, just the shower-containers have such a thing?
Maybe you can ask Andreas (aka Wasserprinz, aka Scheissmeister) about that:

Alex Hermann

Alex Hermann June 11th, 2019 17:46

Dear Cris, thanks! that makes things much easier! I tried to find Andreas under all 3 names in Mudda and Kieztalk... no results... but maybe this has sorted itself through what you just said! I will write a "plan" for everybody and post it tomorrow. One last question: Will we have plasticbags and degradable bags for bio waste? Otherwise I can bring them! And also: Who can I talk to about getting trash off site? Or do we have a disposal deal with Kulturgut?


Fiete June 12th, 2019 20:36

Hey there,
I am going to be the build driver on Sunday the 16th. When do I have to be on the ground? I assume something around 10am?


Daniel June 21st, 2019 05:21

Hi @abelstobias
I think last year we got an invoice at GKU Demmin so you probably don't need to pay it directly. Important is to give them the initial water meter reading. The invoice address should be this one:
Kiez Burn e.V
c/o Sedlak
Bänschstraße 83
12047 Berlin


Daniel June 24th, 2019 06:53

Hi Mudda and @abelstobias, @cristinaolano, @svendudink, Keegan, @waldo

Thanks Tobi for bringing back the Standrohr to the council water provider. Not sure if Tobi reads this during strike but maybe the others can give him the information.
The Standrohr needs to go back to GKU Demmin, address: Bahnhofstraße 27
17109 Demmin, contact person there is Silke Wendt (tel: 0 39 98 2827 817). Opening hours are probably in the morning but will check today.
The location of the Standrohr is outside of Freiland, take the western exit past Lemon Camp, go left at the cobble stone road and it's after the cemetery on the left hand side. It's like a hydrant with a tap and water meter. You need to screw the whole thing off and take the water meter reading. For the hand over you will also need the initial water meter reading (Sven should have it, or Robert from Freiland (+4915126826538)) .
At GKU Demmin you will get the 150€ Deposit back and they will write an invoice for Kiezburn (invoice address should be: Kiez Burn e.V, c/o Sedlak, Bänschstraße 83, 10247 Berlin).
Tha is everyone for the amazing week at Kiezburn.

Also, I forgot to take the yellow 50 m garden hose from the plateau, opposite of the pizza oven. It's Kiezburn's. Could someone pick it up for storage? Thanks!


Cris June 25th, 2019 08:07

Is someone doing this? Did you manage to contact someone on site? I left on Sunday as well..


Daniel June 25th, 2019 12:29

Hi Cris, Waldo passed the info on so I think it will happen. Thank you :)


Cris June 25th, 2019 15:19

Yes! Just to be sure, I sent an SMS to Waldo, Remy and Bee (DM strike Lead) and they answered. Alles juti!


waldo July 2nd, 2019 06:29

That was interesting! Never had done that before =)