Sun 28 Apr 2019 10:27PM

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 Mon 29 Apr 2019 8:50PM

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


Alex Hermann Sat 4 May 2019 2:02PM

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


Quentin Thu 9 May 2019 4:35PM

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 Fri 10 May 2019 12:00AM

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


Veroca R. Sala Fri 10 May 2019 9:50PM

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


Daniel Mon 13 May 2019 8:30AM

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 Tue 14 May 2019 2:19PM

@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!


Gur eilon Fri 17 May 2019 2:53PM

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..


Cris Sat 25 May 2019 5:12PM

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?


Olivia Ehe Fri 31 May 2019 3:18PM

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!)


Alex Hermann Sun 2 Jun 2019 1:44PM

same here!


walto Sun 2 Jun 2019 2:23PM


Annette Mon 3 Jun 2019 9:34AM

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.


[deactivated account] Wed 5 Jun 2019 11:13AM

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


Kai Gutzeit Thu 6 Jun 2019 3:02PM

@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 Thu 6 Jun 2019 3:44PM

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


Eric Thu 6 Jun 2019 3:47PM

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?


Alex Hermann Tue 11 Jun 2019 10:27AM

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?


Fiete Wed 12 Jun 2019 8:36PM

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 Mon 24 Jun 2019 6:53AM

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!


walto Sat 11 May 2019 8:31AM

Only central org


walto Sun 2 Jun 2019 2:03PM

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


Tibo Mon 27 May 2019 11:12PM

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


Daniel Mon 27 May 2019 12:52PM

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!


Jan Thomas Mon 27 May 2019 8:20PM

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


Otto Tue 21 May 2019 3:19PM

YES! kitchen will certainly need water


walto Wed 15 May 2019 1:38PM

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


Jan Thomas Wed 15 May 2019 7:21PM

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 :-)


Cris Tue 25 Jun 2019 8:07AM

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


Cris Tue 25 Jun 2019 3:19PM

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


Cris Tue 11 Jun 2019 10:57AM

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:


walto Tue 2 Jul 2019 6:29AM

That was interesting! Never had done that before =)


Daniel Wed 15 May 2019 1:35PM

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.


walto Mon 27 May 2019 7:55PM

@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


Tobias Mon 27 May 2019 10:19PM

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


Otto Sat 11 May 2019 11:06AM

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


Jessy W Sat 1 Jun 2019 10:09AM

do my rangers hq worker builder bees count for that?


Tibo Mon 3 Jun 2019 4:00PM

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


walto Mon 3 Jun 2019 4:33PM

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


Veroca R. Sala Tue 7 May 2019 12:22PM


walto Mon 29 Apr 2019 9:12PM

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 Tue 11 Jun 2019 5:46PM

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?


Daniel Fri 21 Jun 2019 5:21AM

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 Tue 25 Jun 2019 12:29PM

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


walto Sun 2 Jun 2019 3:25PM

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.


Alex Kaos Fri 7 Jun 2019 12:25PM

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.


walto Mon 3 Jun 2019 4:37PM

@alexxx what are the specs for refund process?


Saskia Sat 8 Jun 2019 8:01AM

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.


walto Wed 15 May 2019 1:30PM

@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.