Theo Di Castri

Re-membering Europe: nostalgia and the refugee crisis

A visit to the Hungarian National Museum prompts Theo Di Castri to reflect on the intersections of nostalgia, nationalism and Europe's hostile response to the recent influx of refugees that have arrived within its border over the past year. Looking beyond the obvious and troublesome ways in which nostalgia is employed to bolster regressive, far-right politics, he explores the ways in which the nostalgic impulse might be salvaged as a resource for building a new and expanded sense of solidarity and community within a changing Europe.

Solidarity

A perplexing party involving fashion models and Bangladeshi labour activists inspires Theo Di Castri and the King's Review to explore the meaning of solidarity in the twenty first century.