Magazine – PodcastEvents

Whether it be for work, love, adventure or refuge, we are always seeking home. Home is a feeling that we can’t quite explain, yet are always trying to find or create. At Hiraeth, we explore this theme through written, visual and oral storytelling via our digital magazine, podcast and live events. So–welcome! Read or listen to our stories, and submit your own. Join us on this journey, as we travel across the world in search of home.

     LATEST

Podcast Episode 32: The Third Space

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Love, Death & Darkness in February

Did you join us at our first 2019 creative meetup? We met on February 10 at the lovely Zamen in Noord for an evening...

Podcast Episode 31: Reckless in Saying Yes

'One of the effects of leaving and moving and not having a solid continuous tradition and community around us has been...

     ART

Love, Death & Darkness in February

Did you join us at our first 2019 creative meetup? We met on February 10 at the lovely Zamen in Noord for an evening...

New Creative Meetup in Amsterdam

This year Hiraeth is beginning a new type of in-person event in Amsterdam, one designed to bring creative people of all kinds together over this shared human experience of migration and the longing for home.

Inter-Patria by Ella Bulley

Ella Bulley creates objects that help Ghanaian expats adapt to new spaces.

     POETRY

Song of Praise

Poet Jeremy Keighley on his teenage years in Derbyshire.

Dulcimer Chimes

by Jeremy Keighley In a white wood room I wrote my name on the wing of a tiny bird made daisy chains in...

Turquoise Eyes

by Jeremy Keighley A Finnish girl with Turquoise eyes is the only journal entry I can remember from leaving England...

   PODCAST

Podcast Episode 32: The Third Space

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Podcast Episode 31: Reckless in Saying Yes

'One of the effects of leaving and moving and not having a solid continuous tradition and community around us has been...

Podcast Episode 30: Choosing to Walk Away

‘For a long time, Mormonism was my home. It was comfortable, familiar, defined so much of who I was. And then it wasn’t home.’

Podcast Episode 29: Window to Another Reality

“I like to think of my work as a window to another reality, perhaps escapist and enchanting, like a hotel room, which is a symbol of a different reality than our daily life; perhaps a dreamlike experience, a place which is a temporary home.” – Michal Raz, artist

Podcast Episode 28: Coming of Age in Trump’s America

As two young Mexican-American women growing up in America right now, Luna and Okxana share some of their experiences, as well as their fears and hopes for their country. 

Podcast Episode 27: Heritage from Below

Meghann Ormond talks about her two passport countries and her mother’s search for birth parents.

   ESSAYS

The Pain of Leaving

It's like forgetting the words to your favorite song You can't believe it You were always singing along It was so easy...

From Stateless to Citizen

What is it like to be without a country? To be born a stateless refugee? To have no citizenship, no passport, no place to belong?

Mamoun Abu Naser knows. He was born a Palestinian refugee in Syria, and has lived as a stateless person for his entire life.

This Place, That Place and the Other

For migrants, answering the question about where we come from is never simple: we are the products of the different places in which we have lived and the people who have surrounded us.

In Search of Home: Hiraeth Celebrates Two Years

A look back at how Hiraeth started and what’s in store for this year.

In A Blink Of An Eye

Have you ever thought about a window when you thought of home? I don’t mean the metaphorical...

The Blood of the Soul

I spent my morning at the Italian consulate today, submitting my application to become Italian. Hearing the cadences...

   INTERVIEWS

Inter-Patria by Ella Bulley

Ella Bulley creates objects that help Ghanaian expats adapt to new spaces.

From Stateless to Citizen

What is it like to be without a country? To be born a stateless refugee? To have no citizenship, no passport, no place to belong?

Mamoun Abu Naser knows. He was born a Palestinian refugee in Syria, and has lived as a stateless person for his entire life.

The Colours of Your First Spring

‘Spring said: even I get lost in each second that escapes me.’ -Adonis
Hear how poetry and painting are intertwined for artist Johanna Baudou.

Dinner with Refugees at Havenstraat

Bringing local Amsterdammers and refugees together in a warm and congenial environment

Rough Translation

I'm always on the lookout for other podcasts...

Hasan Minhaj is a Third Culture Kid

"I exist in a hyphen." Comedian Hasan Minhaj...

Love, Death & Darkness in February

Did you join us at our first 2019 creative meetup? We met on February 10 at the lovely Zamen in Noord for an evening...

New Creative Meetup in Amsterdam

This year Hiraeth is beginning a new type of in-person event in Amsterdam, one designed to bring creative people of all kinds together over this shared human experience of migration and the longing for home.

When the Notion of Time Disappears – Art at the Schinkel

There is something elegiac about these works of art that are so anchored to place.