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Futures Worth Preserving

Cultural Constructions of Nostalgia and Sustainability

Funded by: Excellenz-Initiative des Bundes
Edited by: Andressa Schröder, Nico Völker, Robert A. Winkler and Tom Clucas

How can the paradoxical conceptual overlap of nostalgia and sustainability in cultural constructions of the present be used in order to make previously unexplored territory within the study of culture accessible?
The collection of essays and artistic contributions aims at answering this and other questions. It problematizes the relationship between past-oriented practices of sustaining and future-oriented forms of remembering. The present becomes the moment in which both notions overlap: Cultures have to position themselves, both in relation to what they have once been and to what they aspire to become.

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