Nostalgie paralysante

Sabrine Mdaghri

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.

Poster - Nostalgie paralysante


Sabrine Mdaghri
Sabrine Mdaghri

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.

Nostalgie paralysante - Sabrine Mdaghri
toang - Rizky Maulana Yanuar
EL SECANO AÚN VIVE - Ruben van Rijn
My Life, My Story - Fleur Roovers
heem - Jara van den Bosch
Postcolonial Sentiments - Hannah Bults
Voices in Nature - Maarten Bekhuis
How much longer - Ann-Kristin Mueller
Drag Kings and Creatures - Sarah Bozuwa
Multi-Love - Mowgli Legein
Proud to Sport - Lotte van den Hanenberg
Buurland - Malìn van Weerdenburg
Melmin - Loes Moree
Birds - Marlissa Hilkmann
Is There Anybody Out There? - Mischa Huijsmans
F*ck Endo - Wilke Geurds
Speaking of Spirits - Eva Riemens
Making Malta Home - Leanne Leendertse
Would you want your kids to do this - Max Condon
I am you and you are me - Janna Vink
The battle against floods - Kyra van Meijgaarden