Hiraeth is a human condition, and the idea of finding or making ‘home’ is the subject of many works of art. Home is more than just a shelter, it is a feeling, one that we can’t always explain. It can even evolve and change as we grow.  If you have an experience that you’d like to share, we’d love to hear it. Is yours a story of love, personal growth, refuge, or adventure…?

We are looking for submissions that demonstrate an individual experience or expression of hiraeth or finding home. Non-native English speakers are welcome and encouraged to submit, and we also accept submissions in other languages (accompanied by English translation).

You retain all copyrights to your work. This is a platform for creating dialogue and building community. We are a team of volunteers and Hiraeth is a nonprofit organisation. If you have any other questions, please email us. Or click on the relevant link to submit:

Recent Posts

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...

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...