Each month our European Storytellers interpret a theme for our magazine.
This month, it's Nostalgia. Why?
Discover our issue below.
Remember the time when...
Ukraine was still part of the USSR 🇺🇦 || We dreamt of landing on the moon 🌌 || Kids still played outside 🚸 || Berlin was divided into east and west 🇩🇪 || Serbia wasn't that close to the rest of Europe 👬 || Hipsters didn't fight to preserve buildings in Ukraine 🏛️ || Political events were still captured in paintings 🎨 || Popsicles were our favourite ice cream 🍨 || Growing up in Moldova was just simple 🇲🇩 || Swedish communal spaces would still bring people together 🇸🇪 || Two sisters moved from Sarajevo to London 🛫 || Greece was powerful and prosperous 🇬🇷 || The country you grew up in still existed 🗺️ || Polaroids documented your life 🖼️ || We still used these objects 📻 || You couldn't take a selfie to capture each moment 📱 || Tourism didn't just bank on nostalgia 💶 || Life under socialism was just better 🌹 || We didn't all leave our homes behind 🏡 || We dressed up like pagans in the woods 🐗 || The 90s were music to our ears 🎶
In Kiev, the debate about whether or not to get rid of Soviet era buildings is fraught with ideology
A once divided city that has a unique preoccupation with the past
Childhood nostalgia is what inspires space entrepreneurs like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos to keep innovating
These photographers have captured nostalgia in European cities for over ten years
Mick ter Reehorst
Older Ukrainians are united by a sadness over the lost glory of their country
When we said goodbye to painting as a method of documentation, we sacrificed meaning and memorability
Annelies van Rijen
Young Greeks view this period with a mix of ironic contempt and genuine glorification
"Even the country you grow up in can suddenly cease to exist"
Berta Luise Heide
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