Dougald Hine is co-founder of the Dark Mountain Project. In 2007, he responded to a blog post by Paul Kingsnorth and out of the conversations that followed, the two of them wrote Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto. He has held a variety of roles within the project, including as an editor of Issues 1 to 5. In 2017, he returned to the editor's seat for Issue 12: SANCTUM, a special issue on the theme of 'the sacred'.
Aside from Dark Mountain, Dougald has been responsible for the creation of a series of organisations, from School of Everything (a web-startup inspired by the work of Ivan Illich) to Spacemakers (a regeneration agency that grew from a meetup group he started in London in 2009).
His latest project is a school called HOME, founded in 2018 with his partner Anna Björkman. The school is based in Västmanland, Sweden.
Our perception of climate change is often blinkered by scientific data and statistics. Dougald Hine reviews two books that delve into the kind of lexicon and attention demanded in an age of catastrophe.