a school called


“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 that grows out of the conversations we bring together around our kitchen table. It’s a learning community and a gathering place 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

next steps

In June 2018, we held a five-day course in the village of Ängelsberg, Sweden. Twenty-two scholars travelled from near and far to be part of Finding Our Way Home.

We took six months to step back and reflect, then in January 2019 we published The View From The Kitchen Table, a vision for the next phase of our work.

As part of that, we are setting off on a three month tour of the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands from May to July 2019. We’ll be collaborating to host public events, as well as convening quieter conversations. 

Watch out for more details on this site soon – and sign up to our newsletter for updates about these events and future courses.

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