HOME

a school for culturemakers

“Together, we will redraw the maps, steering by the wild stars and the wisdom of many times and places, cultivating the courage which it takes to come alive in times like these.”

HOME is a school for culturemakers. A gathering place and a learning community for those who are drawn to the work of regrowing a living culture.

It’s the fruit of the projects we led, the books we read, the organisations we built, the people we learned with and the friendships that formed us over the past two decades. 

And it’s a new beginning. Something we’re figuring out together as we go along, with the help of that web of friends and collaborators.

HOME is a school the shape of a pocket. An air-pocket. A breathing space. A pocket of resistance and hope.

— Anna Björkman & Dougald Hine

FINDING OUR WAY HOME

4-8 June 2018, Ängelsberg, Sweden

What if the culture you grew up in was broken in ways that you didn’t even have words for? 

Our first course takes place over five days in the Swedish village of Ängelsberg. Together, we will track through the back alleys of history and the borderlands of myth, looking for clues to the situation of the world today, tracing the shadow that the future throws. 

This is about finding our bearings, catching the reflection of our own assumptions in the mirror of the past, learning stories that were missing from the ways that many of us were taught to make sense of the world. It’s also about bringing something back: finding small, practical possibilities for regrowing a living culture in the places where we make our lives.

Our guides for the week are Dougald Hine, co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project, and the practical philosopher Andrew Taggart.

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“I remain certain that the quest for truth cannot thrive outside the nourishment of mutual trust flowering into a commitment to friendship.”
Ivan Illich