Events and Exhibitions

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...

Dinner with Refugees at Havenstraat

On Monday evenings Harlemmermeerstation brims suddenly with music, laughter, and dancing, and then just as quickly the party evaporates into thin air at 9 p.m. I live around the corner, and always wondered who was having these parties. Yesterday evening it was my turn...

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

"One sees clearly only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eye." - The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was in exile when he penned this most beloved of books, driven from his native country by war, and distraught with...


  • Hiraeth Ep. 24- Calmness Amidst Chaos 20/11/2017
    Francesca Aikman is an artist from the North West of England who lives and works in Amsterdam. She arrived directly after finishing a degree in Fine Art at university in Preston to take up a residency at OT303, and, without her really realizing or planning it, Amsterdam became home.  Recently, she has been making small, […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 23- A Moving Legacy 02/10/2017
    In this episode, Sarah talks to Lucille Abendanon who has three nationalities and has lived in six different countries. Lucille shares not only her own story of movement, but also the incredible stories of her Dutch Oma and Opa who survived life in Japanese concentration camps. Lucille is a writer and values the power of […]
  • Hiraeth Ep 22- Crimea Calling 18/09/2017
    In 2010, Masha and her brother inherited her grandparents’ home in Crimea, the place of her birth. Last Spring, she traveled there and felt a tug to return and explore her roots. She has long felt the pull between lands and questioned her sense of identity- having lived in the US since the age of […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 21 - Embrace The Journey 04/09/2017
    I met Cynthia on instagram- While she runs the very serious business of recruitment and coaching for expats through her company Xpath Global Careers, she also happens to run a hilarious instagram account called @expatmemes which pokes fun at the trials and tribulations of international life...  Many times, I found myself commenting (or at least thinking) […]
  • Hiraeth Ep. 20- Summer Wrap Up 21/07/2017
    In this episode, we talk about art, politics and plans for the future.  This episode is a series of audio clips from team meetings and conversations recorded over the past six months.  It is a reflection on the year so far- as we wrap up for Summer vacation.  We will resume in the Fall, and […]

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