Dougald Hine

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Dougald Hine (born 1977 in Cambridge, England) is a British author, editor and social entrepreneur. He co-founded School of Everything[1] and The Dark Mountain Project,[2] of which he is Director at Large. In 2011, he was named one of Britain's 50 top radicals by NESTA.[3]

Hine went to school in Darlington, and studied English literature at Oxford University. Following his first degree, he studied broadcast journalism at Sheffield Hallam and then spent four years as a BBC journalist (2002-2005). From 2005 to 2006, he lived and worked for a year in China's turbulent and far western province of Xinjiang. He has been involved a number of projects and initiatives.[4]

In 2012, he left London for Sweden. Since 2015, he has been working with Riksteatern, the National Touring Theatre of Sweden.


  • Pick Me Up (2004-6) was a weekly email newsletter intending to inspire people, through storytelling, to do something other than check their e-mail on Friday afternoons.
  • The London School of Art & Business (2006). The group involved went on to found School of Everything.
  • School of Everything was an internet startup intended to connect people who can teach with people who want to learn.
  • The Dark Mountain Project (2009–present), has been one of his most important projects involving a manifesto, an extensive website, an annual festival run in collaboration with Paul Kingsnorth. The Dark Mountain project has resulted in three anthologies co-edited by Hine.[5]
  • The Spacemakers Agency (2009–present) has established Hine's reputation as a social entrepreneur. Its first project was the re-development of Brixton Village,[6][7][8][9] and there have been a number of related projects since including the West Norwood Festival.
  • New Public Thinking (2010–present),[10] a blog site which created a new space for public discourse and analysis aiming for a "better public discourse", resulting in an anthology of writings "Despatches from the Invisible Revolution"[11] edited with Keith Kahn-Harris.


  • Dark Mountain: Issue 4 (2013) edited with Paul Kingsnorth and A.J. Odasso.
  • The Crossing of Two Lines (2013) with Performing Pictures, Elemental Editions
  • Dark Mountain: Issue 3 (2012) edited with Paul Kingsnorth and A.J. Odasso.
  • Despatches from the Invisible Revolution (2012) edited with Keith Kahn-Harris.
  • Dark Mountain: Issue 2 (2011) edited with Paul Kingsnorth and A.J. Odasso.
  • Dark Mountain: Issue 1 (2010) edited with Paul Kingsnorth and A.J. Odasso.
  • COMMONSense (2009) with Anne-Marie Culhane & Access Space.
  • Uncivilisation: The Dark Mountain Manifesto (2009) with Paul Kingsnorth.