Find the Others: Jeppe Graugaard and the Dark Marshes

Ava Osbiston has been our editorial assistant, since 2015, responsible for managing our submissions process working with a team of readers. She also helps to coordinate in person and online events and book launches for the project.  Most recently she has been Art Editor for Issue 21 and is Producer for Issue 23, Ava is also currently working to develop our online book club. Ava is fascinated with creativity in its rawest and most authentic forms and how we can explore connection and creativity in community, she brings this curiosity to her Integral Development Coaching practice. She also plays improvised musical soundscapes, hosts a monthly radio show and is a painter and a maker in many forms.
How do we come together and connect, create and discuss the work of Dark Mountain? Find the Others is a new experiment to help readers, followers of and contributors to Dark Mountain find each other in their locality and come together to start discussion and reading groups. Read more about it here:

For this series of podcasts I plan to have conversations with people who have either already set up discussion groups or whom are in the process of doing so with ‘Find the Others’. For the first in the series I spoke to Jeppe Graugaard; a writer, teacher, researcher and sustainability consultant, He set up the Norwich-based ‘Dark Marshes’ group in 2011 when he was writing a PhD thesis at the University of East Anglia, as a case study of the project. You can read his thesis here.

Jeppe now lives in his home country Denmark and works at a Scandinavian folk high school- where people can go for non-formal education in a huge range of subjects. Listen to the podcast for his insights into forming a Dark Mountain discussion group.


If you would like to get in touch with us about ‘Find the Others’ or send thoughts or voice recordings, get in touch with Ava on [email protected].


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