Nina Treichler

Looking for 物の哀れ
editorial, writing

︎ eng: mono no aware
︎ ECAL thesis supervised by ︎︎︎Alexandru Balgiù

A written experiment in which I attempt to find the feeling of 物の哀れ. In this essay I personify the concept and chase her, trying to introduce her to my close ones.
As someone of mixed heritage who questions my cultural belonging, I have always been quite curious about the ways in which other cultures view, experience and thick of the world. Japanese culture resonates with me in particular because of its sensitivity to transience and death. There is a constant, gentle melancholia that is embraced within this culture which which strikes a chord.

ig: manskken