Events and Exhibitions

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 Hiraeth’s Homemaker evening, held April 21, 2018 at Butcher’s Tears, we brought it back to the concrete, and chose to talk about objects. Objects of home....

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 artist, Helena Oest, at our next event at the Butchers Tears on the 21st April. 'A home in Memory' looks into the relationship between identity and the...

Light- A Storytelling Event

As we move towards the darkest time of the year, Hiraeth Magazine invites you to a free evening of poetry, storytelling and art celebrating light. This event is open to all, but if you would like to share a story or poem, please click on the link below to...

Jennifer Tee: Let It Come Down

Jennifer Tee is a Dutch artist with Chinese-Indonesian heritage. Her work incorporates many cultural traditions and beliefs, and utilising a range of crafts, she is able to merge culture and history with the present. “She is interested in researching contemporary...

Migration and the Dutch Canon

On Friday several members of the Hiraeth team drove to the beautiful little town of Wageningen about an hour and a half southwest of Amsterdam, to participate in a conference on The Value of Life, organised by Wageningen University. Meghann Ormond, Assistant Professor...

Whose Heritage Matters

This Friday the Hiraeth team will be heading to the Centre of Space, Place and Society at Wageningen University to participate in the conference: "The Value of Life: Measurement, Stakes, Implications."  Specifically we will be participating in the "Whose Heritage...

Hiraeth Magazine Teaser

Have a peek into our storytelling event, and go behind the scenes as we talk about some of our inspirations and intentions with Hiraeth magazine and podcast.  Documented by Sarah A. Levitt.

Hiraeth Poetry Night at Labyrinth

From the beginning, we have envisioned Hiraeth not only as a magazine to be read and a podcast to be listened to, but also as something that would bring people together in a physical space to share stories and feel connected. When a new café popped up just steps from...

Nasty Women Amsterdam

Last weekend, I saw the opening of the Nasty Women Amsterdam exhibition at the Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, which was completely packed out. What is the Nasty Women Exhibition? We know the hashtag, we know the marches- but did you know it's also an art movement? It...

A Safe Place to Land – Haven by Swoon

The newly reopened Skissernas Museum in Lund, Sweden is currently hosting a wonderful new piece by American artist Swoon (Caledonia Curry). Inspired by the stories of two young refugees she met in Malmö, Swoon has created a marvelous mural that spans the entire wall...

Citizen Nowhere: A Fable for Our Time

For those who are homeless due to the vagaries of history or war or international politics, for those who have departed from one homeland by choice and perhaps found another home elsewhere, for all of us who have left a rose behind or who feel the pull of another star, CITIZEN NOWHERE is an anthem of sorts.


  • Hiraeth Ep. 32- The Third Space 06/05/2019
    In this episode, Monica talks to artist Farnaz Gholami. Farnaz is originally from Iran, but has lived in Boston, South Africa and now London. Farnaz talks about how her experience of moving and living in different places has affected her work. She talks about what it means to to find home, neither here nor there, […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 31- Reckless in Saying Yes 11/02/2019
    Describing herself as a child of "leavers and movers", Alissa Herbaly Coons has spent her life finding home around the world. From age five until the 9th grade, she lived in what she describes as a "very American" suburban neighbourhood in Montana. In high school she suddenly landed in Hungary in the middle of a […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 30- Choosing to Walk Away 20/12/2018
    Donna Bardsley grew up in a big, warm Mormon family on the west coast of the United States. Even more than her nationality, she considered Mormonism her primary identifier, and couldn’t imagine how to leave, even as the belief system she grew up with felt increasingly irrelevant to her life. For more info visit:
  • Hiraeth Ep. 29- Window To Another Reality 24/09/2018
    ‘I like to think of my work as a window to another reality, perhaps escapist and enchanting, like an 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 was born in Jerusalem and in spite of growing […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 28- Coming of Age in Trump's America 16/07/2018
    I had the pleasure of talking to two very astute young ladies. My daughter Luna and her friend Okxana. Both are 19 years old and go to college in Los Angeles, California. Luna has grown up between Europe and California. She lives in LA with her mom during the school year and, with her brother, […]

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