Interviews

Podcast Episode 39:  A Way of Reordering Your World

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.’

From Stateless to Citizen

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.

Calmness Amidst Chaos

Calmness Amidst Chaos

Francesca Aikman is a young 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,...

Hiraeth Magazine Teaser

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.

Migrationlab

Migrationlab

Interview with Laura M. Pana at the Hiraeth Poetry Night at Labyrinth Poetry & Cocktail Bar, May 6, 2017 <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/221648981" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen...

City In Translation

City In Translation

An Interview with Canan Marasligil at the Hiraeth Poetry Night at Labyrinth Poetry & Cocktail Bar, May 6, 2017   <iframe src="https://player.vimeo.com/video/221648534" width="640" height="360" frameborder="0" webkitallowfullscreen mozallowfullscreen...

Blogger Profile: Bridget of Arabia

Blogger Profile: Bridget of Arabia

As well as posting original pieces created for Hiraeth, we like to also highlight interesting writing going on elsewhere. This series follows bloggers who write about their migrant lives and gives you a peek at some of our favourite posts on their blogs. Name: Bridget...

Home Where I Can Be Foreign

Home Where I Can Be Foreign

Interview with artist Marta Colpani Having weathered several technological glitches that threatened to keep us apart, Marta Colpani and I are sipping coffee together at the Stedelijk museum – a small white square table between us, still an empty canvas on which we may...

Artist Profile: Anisa Makhoul

Artist Profile: Anisa Makhoul

Anisa Makhoul is an American illustrator, living in Portland, Oregon.  She is the daughter of a 'Lebanese beekeeper', although she says that there's nothing particularly extraordinary about this fact since "everyone is an immigrant in some way shape or form." Anisa...

Artist Profile: Monica Perez Vega

Artist Profile: Monica Perez Vega

POMPEII, 50x50 cm, oil on canvas, 2010 "My paintings are simply a metaphor for life.  It's about how we navigate the chaos and find our way..." We begin our weekly Artist Feature segment with the work of Monica Perez Vega, which is fitting as it was she who originally...

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