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.
Preparing to lead the new series of Homeward Bound Live, a seven-week online journey into the work of regrowing a living culture. We start on 9 & 10 November and there are still some places available.
In parallel with this, we’re slowly launching a site that’s also called Homeward Bound and that will serve as ‘the commonplace book of a school called HOME’. This is where I’m weaving together the public traces of the work that’s emerged over the past two years, including the live series and The Great Humbling podcast.
Meanwhile, I just finished recording the audiobook of my friend Vanessa Machado de Oliveira’s Hospicing Modernity: Facing Humanity’s Wrongs and the Implications for Social Activism for North Atlantic Books which will be out in January.
Public event coming up in Uppsala on the evening of 22 November: Ingrid Rieser and I will be recording a live edition of her podcast, The Forest of Thought, asking ‘Does it still make sense to talk about climate change?’ (Full details coming soon.)
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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
NEW BOOK —
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
Talking to Ingrid Rieser for the Forest of Thought podcast, June 2020.
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