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In the small Swedish town of Östervåla, thirty miles north of Uppsala, we are creating a school called HOME.
It’s a school that grows out of the conversations we bring together around our kitchen table.
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
At Work in the Ruins
at the Stoa
Friday, 31 March, 2023
In this free Zoom event hosted by our friends at the Stoa, Dougald was joined by three thinkers whose work resonates deeply through the work of our school. The conversation took as its starting point the themes of his new book, At Work in the Ruins: Finding Our Place in the Time of Science, Climate Change, Pandemics & All the Other Emergencies.
This month we are hosting our first new online series in two years with 130 participants from five continents. The Work in the Ruins takes as its starting point Dougald’s book, At Work in the Ruins: Finding Our Place in the Time of Science, Climate Change, Pandemics & All the Other Emergencies, which came out in February.
Meanwhile, we’ve making progress with the school buildings. The Old Shoe Shop is now fully renovated and in use for workshops and gatherings.
The summer of 2022 saw a second season of work on the Red House with our carpenter and community builder Jack Richardson, aided by friends, neighbours and members of the wider community around the school.