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2023-02-04 @ 10:00 - 16:00

Come to feel and explore nostalgia with us at the NOSTALGIA/LOSTAGAIN symposium – a student-led symposium that explores creative nostalgia through panel discussions and workshops from experts in the arts and sciences. 

When? February 4th, from 10:00-4:00 PM EST.

Where? Milieux Institute (EV 11.705) and online

Nostalgia reminds us of a past that was and could have been (Boym 2001). In a place of lost possibilities, of those we’ve lost touch, and memories of losses… What do we also lose or throw away in the present in order to be nostalgic? What if we could use these tools of forgetting the losses of a past to help us remember how to prevent more of them in the future? Digital tools can evoke a certain feeling of loss; a past that is gone. But given a message of hope, of possibility, this loss may inspire us to work towards a future without repeating the same losses of the past. This symposium centres around the use of CREATIVE NOSTALGIA: a kind described by Svetlana Boym (2001) as being able to reveal the “fantasies of an age” – our desires to get away from losses, regrets, and pain – but it is in these emotional tools capable of change and hope where “the future is born”.

You can check their website for the whole programming here.



10:00 - 16:00


Milieux Institute, EV 11. 705
1515 Saint-Catherine St W + Google Map