The Dark Mountain Project


  • Dougald Hine



Anthropocene, environment, climate change, activism, remembrance, storytelling


The cultural movement centred on the Dark Mountain journal has generated considerable debate over the past ten years. In this report, one of Dark Mountain’s co-founders discusses the reception of the project, the relationship to the emergence of the ‘Anthropocene’ concept over the same period, and the relevance of Dark Mountain thinking and practice to the theme of ‘Endangered Knowledge.’


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Author Biography

Dougald Hine

Dougald Hine is co-founder and managing editor of Dark Mountain. He is responsible for developing the organisation, setting up new projects and making sure the whole thing stays afloat. Together with Paul Kingsnorth, he wrote the manifesto that brought this project into being, and he was an editor for the first five books, returning in 2017 for the SANCTUM special issue. Originally from the northeast of England, these days Dougald lives in the Swedish city of Västerås. In 2018, he and his partner Anna Björkman launched HOME: a school for culturemakers.


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How to Cite

Hine, Dougald. 2018. “The Dark Mountain Project”. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 2 (1):20.

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