ACQUISITIVE NOSTALGIA


︎Honours Project
︎2019





Decluttering guru, Marie Kondo has a catchphrase to only keep things that ‘spark joy’ in order to attain our ideal lifestyle. The publication Acquisitive Nostalgia argues that as humans, we are more complex and nuanced than joy alone. I have done this specifically through a case study of my mother - investigating and documenting her relationship to her personal possessions in order to respond to the tensions, contradictions of minimalism while showing the complexity of human relationships with objects.