Nostalgia is an imaginative longing for a home one never had, or that never existed (Boym, 2001). We strive to belong, to a place, to an “imagined community” (Anderson, 1983). In liminal spaces, where one has been dislodged from their ‘home’, what does it mean to belong? Do we imagine a place within ‘a nation-state’ or one in perpetual transition? These are questions that exiles carry with them and are fissures passed on to their children. My project “El Otoño” (“the Autumn,”) named after García Márquez novel The Autumn of the Patriarch, addresses these questions and contributes to discussions on identity following displacement.