I write, I give talks, I make connections between ideas and between people, I tell stories, I bring together conversations and, once in a while, these practices give rise to projects, events and organisations.
The big news is that this summer I finished work on a book: At Work in the Ruins: Finding Our Place in the Time of Science, Climate Change, Pandemics and All the Other Emergencies will be published by Chelsea Green in early 2023. More details soon.
Meanwhile, work continues on this school called HOME. Mattias Olsson from Campfire Stories turned up just as we were starting this summer’s build on the Red House and recorded this podcast about the school. We are in the final stage of converting the old shoe shop and will host our first event on site in October, a collaboration with Uppsala University.
There are new episodes of The Great Humbling, the podcast I present with “recovering sustainability consultant” Ed Gillespie. And I’ve voiced the audiobook of Vanessa Machado de Oliveira’s brilliant Hospicing Modernity.
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Talking to Ingrid Rieser for the Forest of Thought podcast, June 2020.
WALKING IN THE VOID
The glass artists Monica Guggisberg and Philip Baldwin invited me to collaborate on a book to accompany their exhibition at Glasmuseet Ebeltoft. I wove twelve stories around the twelve installations that form Walking In The Void, documented in Christoph Lehmann’s photographs.
This is a trail that takes us by strange routes, to the role of glass as a philosophical tool, transforming our relationship to the cosmos, and the history of bottles from the workshops of Syrian glassmakers in the first century BCE to a technological breakthrough in the 1970s that made possible plastic containers for carbonated drinks.
‘Hine’s essay accompanying the images of the show provides a lyrical and incisive element which makes this art book something more – a reflection on the proverbial “rock and a hard place” in which civilisation so dramatically finds itself today.’ — Le Stanze Del Vetro
A new essay and a roundtable conversation with six artists from Sweden and the UK in this one-off collaboration with Konstnären magazine. Out on 4th June 2021.
Cover image: Caroline Ross
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