‘Without hope, people can’t live.’

Mohammed (poet, waiter – Bangladeshi)

A bit about the project

Hopeswork.org is a small window on the work that people are doing all over the world to practise their hope.

I’m working with groups in the UK to explore the practical meaning of hope for their own work, and writing about it here and elsewhere.

The project is intended as a supportive response to many people who say they feel a lack of hope for the world.

A bit about me

I’ve been in the peace movement for about 20 years campaigning, writing, and supporting groups working for social change.

My new book, Hope’s work, is published by Darton, Longman & Todd.

Some of my other work is at slumgullion.blog.

Any queries? Just get in touch.

David Gee


Special thanks to Sunniva Taylor and Ersilia Verlinghieri for their thoughtful attention to the drafts of some of the blog pieces I’ve published here, and to Tim Stead for suggesting the queries that appear in the study guide to Hope’s work.

Thanks also to artists who’ve allowed me to use their work here: Arvindh Baburam, Daniel Balanescu, and Emily Johns.

And thanks to the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust for supporting this project with a grant.

Photo of me: Andrew Morrey.