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Mar 18, 2023

Workshop: The Spaces We Lost, and Nostalgia Recalled

The Spaces We Lost, and Nostalgia Recalled.
Saturday March 18th, 2023                13:00-16:00
A continuation from the LOSTAGAIN Symposium 2023
Are you finding yourself constantly busy?
To take a break, we are LOSTAGAIN in the spaces of our technologies, but we are never able to catch up with them.
They are everywhere and can take us anywhere. In return for the space to nostalgize and remember, we have allowed the speed of connections and technologies to govern our lives.
According to Svetlana Boym (2001), this is chronophobia. And it is the disease of this millenium.
Thankfully, Dr. Cristian Zaelzer, a neuroscientist-artist at Concordia University will help us explore solutions for chronophobia! Join us for an intimate, half-day, easy going workshop at the Milieux Institute’s Learning Atelier (EV11.425) where we will nostalgize with our possessions, discuss stories about them, become mindful with the speed of everything, and materialize our memories into dioramas! Participants should bring a nostalgic object, ranging from:
  • Game consoles or memorabilia;
  • Minifigures, stuffed toys, action figures;
  • Photographs, amulets, lockets;
  • Ephemeral from childhood;
  • …anything that you have a nostalgic connection with!


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