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

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.

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. 

     ART

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.

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.

Faces on the Ferry

An interview with Rachelle Meyer about her “Faces on the Ferry” project.

     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 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.

Podcast Episode 26: Harbours and Horizons

Jez Keighley on poetry and music, and artist Johanna Baudau on her “epic journey”.

Podcast Episode 25: Heritage and Identity

Welcome back to season two of the Hiraeth Podcast! We’re talking about “heritage” and “identity”. 

Podcast Episode 24: Calmness Amidst Chaos

Rowena Dring talks to Francesca Aikman about “capturing calm through light.”

   ESSAYS

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...

A Sail For Peace

“…It was our way to abolish government-made borders and show the world as one beautiful nation whose ruler was the sea, where nature’s laws are strict, yet simple, and the inhabitants are all equally unique.”

   INTERVIEWS

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.

Faces on the Ferry

An interview with Rachelle Meyer about her “Faces on the Ferry” project.

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...

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.

Homemaker – Objects that Define Home

If we removed ourselves and left only the objects that surround us, what story would they tell about us? During...

A Home in Memory

We are very pleased to announce that we will be screening the movie "A home in Memory" by the Finnish film maker and...