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Nostalgia is (not) Productive

Poole-Adler, Kristi (2019) Nostalgia is (not) Productive. Masters thesis, OCAD University.

Item Type: Thesis
Creators: Poole-Adler, Kristi
Abstract:

Nostalgia is (not) Productive, explores the concept of grief and loss through text and textiles. Referencing Pauline Boss’ theory of Ambiguous Loss, as well as her personal grief of experiencing a loved one’s struggle with mental illness, Kristi Poole-Adler questions what it means to grieve someone who is still living.
This work investigates whether nostalgia is an effective coping mechanism for grief, or if it re-inscribes trauma through rumination. By using time consuming methods, such as stitching and weaving, her actions facilitate a reflective and contemplative space to mourn. With her thesis project, Kristi Poole-Adler aims to create critical dialogue on how mental illness affects familial relationships.

Date: April 2019
Divisions: Graduate Studies > Interdisciplinary Art, Media and Design
Date Deposited: 13 May 2019 17:51
Last Modified: 13 May 2019 17:51
URI: http://openresearch.ocadu.ca/id/eprint/2470

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