Build 2021

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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.

Build Plan 2021 work in progress

by Build manager Realizer: @Natacha Kromatik

Build Technical Maestro: @Don

Build Spreadsheet

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 and goes until morning of Wednesday

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 volunteer kitchen

  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) - recruit a toolbitch

  5. purchasing & setting up the temporary shelters for feuerwehr (1 tent) & security (2 more tents on each entry) & 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 - 

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?

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.


Needs to be defined with finance


  • last year' build lead

  • org questions? board 

  • finance? @alexxx

  • other peeps: see realities + Add your name here too!

Decisions that the Kiez Burn community took in the past that are important for this tasks:

  • No burn without Build Lead

  • No burn without Strike Lead

  • Burn and Strike Lead need to be two different people

  • Both need teams of each minimum 5 volunteers

  • Both leads need to have build experience

More details can be found in google drive over here


Make a build plan

  • What needs to be built?

  • How many people do you need? 

  • What material do you need?

  • Which tools will you need?

  • What is in storage? check inventory

  • Do we need electricity during build?

What needs to be built?

  • Volunteering kitchen (that’s really the first thing because you need to feed peeple asap)

  • First aid station (brings their own tent but will need a handwashing station)

  • Ranger station

    • Table/wooden plank, maybe a bench, hooks and a Cork wall/ Whiteboard (something, where we can pin/hang up Paper)

    • Needs electricity

    • Small hut (aprox 1,5-2 x 2-2,5m) In storage there should be the wood we used last year (The Saloon actually built it) One of the walls was the tarp with the map of KB. Rangers will bring their own tent (aprox 2.5 x 2.5m)

    • Needs around 3-4 committed hippies during half a day at least. Do you remember better, @Jan-Christian Kaspareit?

  • Site lead station

  • Arbeitsamt

  • Signs

  • Setting up toilets

  • Support water set up

  • Support electricity set up 

  • Conduct safety assessment of the site and fix up (eg holes, pitfalls etc)

  • Organize the lightning together with lightning lead

Other build team duties

  • Rent the build van and drive the van to the site

  • Get stuff out of storage

  • Manage general storage

  • Tidy up the site (usually we get a messy site and spend half a day cleaning up trash/ bottles/ wood etc)

  • Molding if needed

  • Fix up missed side works eg broken stairs etc

  • Manage the toolhouse (renting Kiez Burn tools to Kieze during build)

  • Renting tools from Baumarkt eg Power Oga

  • Prepare a tool inventory and buy new tools (this is definitely a big task this year since we have mostly used private tools aka Waldo’s in the past)

  • Budget for tools & van and work with finance

Everything strike related you find over here:


#1 Build - Event infrastructure Onboarding 02.06.2021

#2 Build -Event Infrastructure Follow up - pre Burning Spark

#3 Build - Event infrastructure meeting - Build plan layout draft add meeting notes join link 17.06.2021


Veroca R. Sala Thu 22 Jul 2021 4:46PM

Hi Carlos, I think having people in and out will affect the Covid plan in my understanding. But im sure there is a way around it (?) I tag the covid lead t better address your question. @Hanna-Maija (Animal) and Early Entry lead @Franzi

Leaving the structure unattended: depends on what Kind of structure are you leaving unattended? something that could collapse cause it is unfinished? Not a good idea hehe. I guess here we would be using common sense.

The Build team doesnt really take on the Build period as a whole department, but only layout the build plan for the most relevant areas of the event. That is why I dont think they will have an answer for you in this regard, however you are in the right thread. ❤️

I will keep tagging to find you an answer: @Professor Kaos @Bee @Jan-Christian Kaspareit

Many of these fellas are unavailable these days, next week we might have more answers.


Franzi Fri 4 Jun 2021 4:41PM

@Cairn (Clément) just tagging you here for placement and what @Purzel said. 👆🏻


Carlos Vieira Sun 25 Jul 2021 7:34PM

Thank you for replying so quick! I've follow up question for the COVID team. This alternative plan works for us without the need of having two non-overlapping build teams:

besides having the 5 appointed builders on site for the entire build, can we have a special permission for 2 burners for delivery? These two people would ideally come on site with a van to deliver stuff to our camp and stay only as long as unloading lasts (1h or so?). The same two people would come Sunday and Tuesday for 1-2h only on each day.


Veroca R. Sala Wed 23 Jun 2021 6:23PM

good point ill past your comment this on the signs thread because talk doesnt let me move the comment to another thread fo some reason ( it should let me )


Franzi Fri 23 Jul 2021 9:23AM

@Veroca R. Sala @Carlos Vieira for me thats fine from early entrance. They just need to sign up accordingly and check in and check out. @Hanna-Maija (Animal) how is this from a covid perspective?


Julian Finn Sun 25 Jul 2021 10:51PM

from the covid team's perspective its fine, we'd ask that everyone get a schnelltest.


Cris Wed 16 Jun 2021 12:39PM

@Myriam TheWanderer tagging you to take into account that 1sAid will need an ambulance parked on site = parking permit


Cris Wed 16 Jun 2021 12:46PM

👍 updated needs in the thread description


Cris Wed 16 Jun 2021 12:46PM

👍 updated needs in the thread description


Natacha Kromatik Wed 16 Jun 2021 1:41PM

Hey Jessie, I haven't been building it, but heard most materials should be stored together to get rebuilt. Better to check during spark though! Unfortunately, I can't make it (sick) but it's definitely on the "to do during spark" for the build team.


Sven Dudink Thu 17 Jun 2021 9:10AM

I don't have the prices yet, for now, he has sent me a picture, what do you guys think? they still need to be made pretty, I expect to have the prices in the next 2 days


CJ Yetman Fri 25 Jun 2021 10:32AM

All the Site Lead stuff has already been transported to site... all in one box in the storage barn currently. Build team can bring it to site from storage whenever and just drop it somewhere reasonable and I'll set it up when I get there. The box is rain-proof-ish, so it can safely be left somewhere convenient.


Veroca R. Sala Sun 25 Jul 2021 9:25PM

Hi Carlos, I move this question to the Covid thread as it concerns the other team. Please, Continue conversations there. Here is your comment Thanks!


Purzel Fri 4 Jun 2021 2:00PM


One tent on each entry preferably a bit cosy with a chair or something, since they are hanging out there the whole time.

I talked to them yesterday and they´ve been quite happy with last times set up.

First Aid:

They bring their own tent and set it up from us they will need a spot for parking next to their tent as they bring a fully equipped ambulance and about 16A of poweer supply. They´ll alos bring a camper to sleep in and on Van that might or might not be parked in the first aid area.

As they will be placed next to Fire Department I recomend 32A so they can share.

Fire Department:

Same as last time we would offer a tent, so they have a decent place to hang out.

Location for First Aid and Fire Department:

If the Grid is roughly the same as last time, I´d like them to be set up at the same position. It was central enough and quite handy that it was close to the main gate and Deine Mudder. I arranged a new pot for them with sie planning lead.

Location for Security:

They liked the spot from last time, as it was quite and cosy. This year they might bring a camper to sleep in.


Purzel Fri 4 Jun 2021 2:00PM

see above :)


Veroca R. Sala Fri 4 Jun 2021 9:28PM

@Sven Dudink you mentioned on your power thread that We might (or not) choose to transport some power build generators and cables from Berlin with a production van in order to save some budget. we could also transport this tent @CJ Yetman let's follow up after the build meeting and see if someone is up to take transport lead


Veroca R. Sala Thu 17 Jun 2021 9:38AM

very nice Ms. Galaxy, I have no single idea how good this will work, they look very
very stupid question but...Are they supposed to be put on the straight on the ground or they go stuck on beams and these beams put in the ground?

We don t have yet a lightening human in charge, but i need to plan ahead volunteers on-site, for what i see, we will need two people onsite for this installation. This is not a one-person thing. @Franzi & @Otto tagging FYI ( 1+ on build to feed probably, will formally update later)

  • Do we need to get the beams ourselves? @Sven Dudink

  • I See also they need some cable extension, will the price include these?

  • Can you ask the provider how many would we need for the site?

  • Can you @Professor Kaos ask Ponk any feedback on the equipment and price this company is offering us? how many units should we be renting ( in case we don't have an equipped burner stepping forward ) maybe @waldo can pass on ponk`s contact to Sven privately please so we can ask all these to have as a reference from someone that knows the site and figure if we are getting a good deal or not.


Jarrod Wright Thu 22 Jul 2021 6:30PM

I just want to follow on to to Carlos's thread, specific instructions to camps as to build restrictions/requirements would be really helpful in the thread above please :) (I'd just reply to his comment with that but talk is only giving me the option to add my own original comment for some reason, sorry)


Carlos Vieira Thu 22 Jul 2021 4:15PM

Hello everyone. I'm the Build lead of our camp (Mellow Submarine) and would appreciate some guidance:
1) I heard each camp can bring up to 5 people for build, correct? Can we have people coming on the weekend and then another group coming Mon/Tue? So in total we are more than 5, but at any single point we are maximum 5.
2) If the above answer is no, is it a bad idea to come for build on the weekend (Sat/Sun) and leave the structure unattended until Tue/Wed?


Bee Wed 23 Jun 2021 6:06PM

Hey just a note for Signs (Is Ancka here on Talk?)

I think it would be good to have some signs re the Dog policy.
(details here :

Some Kieze may take responsibility for marking if they are a 'Dog Free Zone' but in perhaps some Dreams may need a marker if they choose to keep dogs out. Something for the entrance might be good that just says 'Dogs on site/on leashes' or similar, in case some folk are unaware.


Sven Dudink Tue 22 Jun 2021 8:01PM

Is there already someone doing the light equipment for the area? I asked for a quote from our power supplier, we can rent these fluter lamps for 8,75+MwSt per lamp for the whole event (beginning of build till end of strike and go with same transport as power cables), as for what I have seen now, we used in total 26 lamps to light the pads according to the 2019 maps, cables are not included, but I am not sure if they are actually already laying between the lamp poles, costs will increase a bit when cables come in between,

Another advantage is: these lamps can have another purpose on build to proper light construction spots when the sun is down


Veroca R. Sala Thu 17 Jun 2021 6:47AM

@Natacha Kromatik pin here to put in the agenda for today's meeting: to go through the points on this thread and cross what is done or not needed ( update the thread, I have crossed Arbeitsamt because I am not interested in it)


Veroca R. Sala Wed 16 Jun 2021 5:58PM

@Sven Dudink how are the prices for the lighting equipment from the company we rent the generators to? Please updates, thanks ❤️


Veroca R. Sala Tue 15 Jun 2021 8:30PM

@Aleks share your tent /set up, indications here


Jessie Tue 15 Jun 2021 10:07AM

the Rangers would like to have a little hut again. Cris told me, last time, it was self-build out of wood, had a little wooden table and maybe a bench. Nice add-on would be some hooks. We also need electricity to charge the walkie-talkies and have some light. @Cris told me, that you @Natacha Kromatik have helped to build this last time and know how it kinda looks like. I will be at Spark and at Build, so if we need to discuss stuff, I'll be there. Thx in advance :-)


Veroca R. Sala Wed 9 Jun 2021 11:59AM

Updated this thread with #2 Meeting Agenda/notes. and added Build Manager Realizer & Build Technical Maestro realizer


Veroca R. Sala Wed 9 Jun 2021 11:34AM

@The Lord of Fire (Schatzmeister) Hey, shall we add the decision of dividing the build role in two here in this very thread ? advise how can we best document this decision on Talk . thanks

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Franzi Fri 4 Jun 2021 6:43AM

@Purzel please add in build needs for Security/ First Aid/ Firemarshals

@Otto please add in build need for volunteering kitchen

@Agata please add in build need for welfare

@Mareike does gate need help?

@Jessie @Cris please add in build need for wanderers

@Sven Dudink please add in build need for water & electricity

@Veroca R. Sala please add in build need for Arbeitsamt aka volunteering station

@anca for signs, do you need any help?


CJ Yetman Tue 1 Jun 2021 8:24PM

@hans will Feuerwehr or First Aid bring their own tent?

I have all the stuff in one large box for the Site Lead station, and it would be very easy for me to setup that up alone in <1 hour. I will very likely be able to transport it on-site also, though I will have to verify when our camp’s truck will arrive (almost definitely not before Tuesday).