A team of young architects, artists, photographers and writers, lead by architecture student Christo van der Hoven and collaborative artists Justin Brett and Haroon Gunn-Salie, have designed this structure for the 2012 AfrikaBurn festival happening in April.
After an intense application process, AfrikaBurn offered the team the largest grant they’ve ever given to help the project, called Khamsin, come to life, and invited them to be the central piece at the festival. Even with the generosity of the festival organisers, the Khamsin team only have half the funding they need to complete the project, which would be made of 1500 prefabricated pieces fitted together and that would be one of the largest and most technically advanced sculptures in AfrikaBurn history.
In order to make the project happen, they have started an online fundraising campaign.
Take a look at it here: www.indiegogo.com/Khamsin