2021 Kiez Burn Theme
Proposer: @Erin Jeavons-Fellows
To gather ideas for the Kiez Burn 2021 Theme.
The advice process
The first step in the advice process is to gather input and advice from experts and people affected. (see realities)
Information gathered before posting
I didn't gather any information before I wrote this proposal. This is a collective decision of the KB 2021 community.
People/roles most affected by this proposal
People/roles with the most knowledge and experience relevant to this proposal:
Graphics person (maybe me) - they will need to put the graphics together for the event and have a decent amount of time to do that
In 2019, it was WILD AT HEART
In 2020, we were WILD AT HOME
What theme would we consider to represent our journey back to Kiez Burn in 2021?
I personally would love to have a theme that encapsulates our collective journey through 2020 and 2021. Maybe putting our heads together we can think of something beautiful. I'd love for it to NOT have anything referencing Corona, to be honest!
Let's collect ideas and we can vote on one!
How would the proposal be implemented
In previous years we have collected the ideas on facebook and talk by a deadline and then conducted a vote. the one with the most vote wins. I propose for simplicity we can do that again.
Who would implement this proposal
Everyone by voting.
When would this proposal be implemented
ideally 2 months before the event so that the tickets, graphics and social people have time to collaborate.
What would be the cost (time, money, effort, etc.) of this proposal
no cost to define a theme. we can collect ideas on fb and talk and vote on talk.
What are the advantages of this proposal (relative to the current situation and/or counter-proposals)
This proposal relates to the KB principles through communal effort and community. We will be united under a common theme that will encompass the entire event and the lead up to it. Everyone can vote.
A decision on the theme could be taken by early May giving us a month to colect and think of ideas. It will then give the graphics team a decent amount of time to create all teh assets (and there are alot of them) for the event.
8th April - proposals open
4th June - proposals close
4-11 June - - voting for theme
11 June - Theme announced
The Starry Night - "I dream my painting and I paint my dream..." - Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night is the famous oil painting by Van Gogh. He painted this piece in 1889 and it depicts the view from the east-facing window of his asylum room in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, just before sunrise, with the addition of an imaginary village... He created this in a lockdown... A beautiful creation of a phenomenal twisted skyline with a village that existed in his imagination... Much like we have been locked inside our own asylums feeling like we are going crazy, we will create our own little village under the starry night of Freiland. We are all artists, creators and believers. What can we create while looking out the window of our own asylum until we meet again in the imaginary village? Step into our own Starry Night 🌌 "I dream my painting and I paint my dream..." - Vincent van gogh
Forest of Arden
This fantasy forest from Shakespeare's 'As You Like It' serves as a temporary place of refuge from the default world! It is a place for meditation, self-discovery, and self-renewal and is a symbol of freedom. The Forest of Arden provides a place for forgiveness and mental healing to many, in which they come out of the falsehood of the world.
Cross-dressing and usurping gender norms are large themes, we see characters taking on new names and identities when they enter the forest. Within the the forest all they do is meet each other in turns, indulge in some stimulating conversation about their different problems and state of minds and, not least, sing songs and be joyful. The forest is arguably not just a place, but a state of mind, something which can be carried in the hearts and minds of those who've been touched by its magic.
We wanna go home to KB and play together... And after all the time, we did spend at home (and hopefully had some playfulness there as well) the final return to Freiland, to home should feel to all of us like a piece of cake, or a "Heimspiel" as we would say in German!
Pro`s: - Easy to understand (even for illiterate guys) and very accessible - Invites playfulness - Reminds you of taking care of everything as you would at home... - Opens a vast field for costumes and shenanigans...
Contra: - Might attract some football-lovers, that don't have a clue, what the burn is about...
Order of the Phoenix
The phoenix represents rebirth through destruction - one of the core ideas of every burn. Probably this idea has already been proposed a hundred times in the past but now it fits more than ever. Now, "after" (or at least in the pause of) a massive pandemic, let us give rebirth to the 10 Priciples of Burning Man. Under the cover of massive testing, safety and... Harry Potter Magic. (more description below)
Theme: 'Journey to the Outside'
A theme where we get to construct fantastical cultures, new horizons, making journeys into space or to unknown lands; where we travel far away and enjoy adventures in in outlandish locations!
Sun of the Queen (crown of sun = Corona)
Erin Jeavons-Fellows started a poll June 4th, 2021 08:20
Kiez Burn Theme 2021 Closed 6:00pm - Friday 11 Jun 2021
The Forest or Arden is the winner for kiez Burn 2021!
It's time to vote on the theme for 2021.
We have 7 suggestions from people over the last month! Please select the one which is your favourite. Poll closes nice 6pm next friday 11 June. 1 week!
Descriptions in the details area of this thread.
|24 - Forest of Arden|
|5 - HEIMSPIEL|
|4 - Order of the Phoenix|
|3 - Journey to the Outside|
|10 - Resurrection|
|4 - Sun of the Queen|
|22 - The Starry Night|