The aim of this multi modal zine is to depict the ways in which nostalgia expresses itself when dealing with transnational identities. Nostalgia, as a concept is often described as a ‘loss’ or ‘remembrance’, this project tries to question this idea when intersecting with transnationalism. When ‘home’ is a multitude, nostalgia might be expressed differently. This project took place over 2,5 months spent in Marseille – France, a city with a large community originating from the North-African diaspora. The zine consists of text, analogue photos, audio pieces as well as interactive material elements. By the combination of these modes, a ‘user’ of the zine gets to experience sensorial elements of transnational nostalgia.
Sabrine (not SabrinA) – Saber, – to have ‘a lot of patience’ in Arabic. She often goes by the name of Saab. Growing up in the Netherlands with a French mother and a Moroccan father who consistently refer to ‘home’ as a place in between these three countries sparked an interest in the concept of ‘nostalgia’ in relation to transnationalism.