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.

Podcast Episode 39: A Way of Reordering Your World

Rowena Dring is an artist who challenges traditional boundaries by incorporating the traditional ‘women’s work’ of sewing and needlework with large-scale painting. She first started this type of art after her father died, and observes that ‘when you feel like your world has been shattered apart, actually working with collage, putting things back together with sewing and stitching is a way of reordering your world.’

Podcast Episode 38: 24-Hour Curfew in Saudi Arabia

‘Emily’ tells us what it’s like being a woman in a country where her husband has to sign off on her every decision, from how to landscape the front yard to each and every withdrawal she wants to make from their joint bank account. And she talks about what life is like now during the pandemic under 24-hour curfew.

Podcast Episode 37: The Swedish Approach (to Pandemics and Life)

Lisa Ferland recently began working for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), specifically on the coronavirus pandemic. We talk with her about how the Swedish approach to the pandemic differs from what other countries are doing, and how cultural differences affect the way the coronavirus progresses in different places.

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Podcast Episode 39: A Way of Reordering Your World

Rowena Dring is an artist who challenges traditional boundaries by incorporating the traditional ‘women’s work’ of sewing and needlework with large-scale painting. She first started this type of art after her father died, and observes that ‘when you feel like your world has been shattered apart, actually working with collage, putting things back together with sewing and stitching is a way of reordering your world.’

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.

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...

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Podcast Episode 39: A Way of Reordering Your World

Rowena Dring is an artist who challenges traditional boundaries by incorporating the traditional ‘women’s work’ of sewing and needlework with large-scale painting. She first started this type of art after her father died, and observes that ‘when you feel like your world has been shattered apart, actually working with collage, putting things back together with sewing and stitching is a way of reordering your world.’

Podcast Episode 38: 24-Hour Curfew in Saudi Arabia

‘Emily’ tells us what it’s like being a woman in a country where her husband has to sign off on her every decision, from how to landscape the front yard to each and every withdrawal she wants to make from their joint bank account. And she talks about what life is like now during the pandemic under 24-hour curfew.

Podcast Episode 37: The Swedish Approach (to Pandemics and Life)

Lisa Ferland recently began working for the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), specifically on the coronavirus pandemic. We talk with her about how the Swedish approach to the pandemic differs from what other countries are doing, and how cultural differences affect the way the coronavirus progresses in different places.

Podcast Episode 36: The Dutch Art of Doing Nothing

In a world of so many complicated wellness and self-care trends, Niksen is a breath of fresh air. Sit down for a moment with me and Olga to talk about the freeing realisation that sometimes it’s OK to just do nothing at all.

Podcast Episode 35: Homeschooling in the Time of Corona

Rachel Bringhurst is a homeschooling mom and mother of four who has moved around a lot and is now sheltering in place in California. By education and training, she is also a qualified teacher, so she brings experience from both sides of the teacher’s desk to this huge challenge of homeschooling under lockdown.

Podcast Episode 34: Home in the time of corona

What are we making of this time at home? Join us for a new season of the Hiraeth podcast: ‘Home in the time of Corona’.

   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...

Podcast Episode 39: A Way of Reordering Your World

Rowena Dring is an artist who challenges traditional boundaries by incorporating the traditional ‘women’s work’ of sewing and needlework with large-scale painting. She first started this type of art after her father died, and observes that ‘when you feel like your world has been shattered apart, actually working with collage, putting things back together with sewing and stitching is a way of reordering your world.’

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.

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.