Hammarskjöld Inversio is a network bureau available for those who are inspired by Dag Hammarskjöld.
We are aiming to make his legacy available to everyone, especially young people mainly by spreading his philosophy and deeds through collaborations, events, exhibitions, publications, and lectures.
Our task is primarily to inspire and engage the new generation to commit to Dag’s mission and incorporate his set of values into modern times.
How we work
Caroline Hammarskjöld is the founder and Director of Hammarskjöld Inversio. Her grandfather Sten, was Dag’s brother and her mother Marlene his God daughter.
She spreads knowledge of Dag’s leadership, courage and integrity mainly through exhibitions, lectures and publications.
Caroline has an entrepreneurial spirit with great interest in humanism, cultures, languages and international problem solving. She is educated in the field of Humanities, Intercultural studies, Religion, Philosophy, and Anthropology, and for years she has worked for global companies within Communications, Events, and Marketing, and is an experienced travel and exhibition producer.
Her commitment to her heritage is genuine and strong. She communicates the life mission of Dag Hammarskjöld and participates in many events concerning Dag’s memory. She provides a link to future generations to enable the completion of his mission and aims to create platforms where the young can nurture their inner leadership skills.
Caroline currently lives in Sigtuna, Sweden with her two sons. She has previously lived and worked in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and Paris and considers herself a world citizen.
“Caroline’s efforts to make Dag Hammarskjöld’s values and life’s mission more accessible to young people is extremely important. She has a responsibility to reach out with his message to engage people and organizations in order to inspire their continuous work to create a more peaceful world.
Caroline not only represents the Hammarskjöld family, she also manages Dag’s legacy by sharing the true image of her Great Uncle, an incredibly unique and brave human being whose life and work is still so inspiring to many. We should follow Dag’s example by believing in the good, care for the word, hold integrity, dare to show spirituality, exercise leadership from the core of our values, and act with determination.
By reconciling culture with a message in a constant mission to find balance, Dag took on the duty to speak for the world and serve man. His honesty and his principles still resonate and we should follow his example and learn from his legacy.
I fully support Caroline in her mission to make Dag’s message more accessible to everyone.”
During 2015-2016 Caroline collaborated with the publishing company Max Ström and the author Henrik Berggren to contribute with new photos for the book “Dag Hammarskjöld-Markings of his life” (Att Bära Världen), which was published in the fall of 2016.
As part of the operations committee of the Dag Hammarskjöld Backåkra Foundation, Caroline helped prepare for the reopening of Dag Hammarskjöld’s Backåkra. It opened to the public in the spring of 2018 and operates as a museum and conference center in the spirit och Dag Hammarskjöld- A place for reflection and connection.
In 2017 the Dag Hammarskjöld collections at the National Library in Stockholm, Sweden was announced “world memory” by UNESCO and Caroline attended the UNESCO World memory inauguration of the Dag Hammarskjöld Collections at the National Library in Stockholm in the spring of 2018.
In the summer of 2019 Caroline produced Dag Hammarskjöld’s first photo exhibition in collaboration with Galleri Final at FABRIKEN in Skåne, Sweden. 120 photos were on display for the first time ever and the photo book “Kameran har lärt mig att se” and a short film were produced in conjunction with the exhibition.
Dag Hammarskjöld’s Backåkra also displayed Dag Hammarskjöld’s photographs the same summer and both exhibitions attracted over 20 000 guests combined.
Dag’s poetry book “Markings” (“Vägmärken”) is accessible and available for purchase in a variety of languages. It is also available in an audio version with the recording voice of Gerhard Hoberstorpher. For more information about this book and for different language translations; visit Bonnier Rights.
Caroline is currently a member of an art committe at Uppsala Kulturnämnd working on an art installation in memory of Dag Hammarskjöld which will also illustrate his relevance today. The inauguration is scheduled for fall of 2021.
She also offers lectures about Dag, from a personal perspective, and explains why he is a timeless influencer who still inspire people even though he died nearly 60 years ago. She engages the audience and shares unique material. Lectures are held both internationally and in Sweden.
Besides her work involving her heritage, Caroline is also a diligent photographer. Her whole life she’s been inspired by the many aspects of life. Her photo art primarily captures the present moment and the reality as you see it. Caroline can be booked for events and special occasions. Enlargements of her images are available for purchase and you can follow her on instagram to see her latest updates @photographybycarolineh
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