Panel 5: Object Nostalgia

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Nostalgia is not only triggered by old photographs but also by objects, the material remains of the past. They formed the topic of the fifth panel. The first paper, "Mixed Feelings: Do It Yourself, Nostalgia and Social Reform in Twentieth Century Germany" by REINHILD KREIS compared the 1900s and 1970s. In both eras the loss of practices of making things oneself—due to easily available mass produced goods—were lamented. As such criticism led to the rediscovery of traditional practices, the nos...

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