The Politics of Diagnosis Workshop

This week, in collaboration with Study Groups on Psychoanalysis and Politics, we start a three-day workshop on the historical, political and social dynamics involved in diagnosis. The workshop will take place every Thursday 8pm Berlin time for the next three weeks via Zoom. Here is a short blurb about the workshop with a list of… Continue reading The Politics of Diagnosis Workshop

Interview: Political Truth in the Age of Populism (Part I)

In the following link you can find the first part of an interview I have participated in, conducted by the talented Sokol Ferizi of Stillpoint Spaces, Berlin. The interview follows a lecture I gave on the subject of Truth in todays political climate entitled: Political Truth in the Age of Populism. In it we partake in a… Continue reading Interview: Political Truth in the Age of Populism (Part I)

“Life After Trump”: Imaginary and Symbolic Identification in the U.S.A

We are witnessing the populist decline of our democracies. As Angela Merkel put it quite bluntly, we have entered a “post-factual” age, where the anonymous votes of the masses are conducted by collective convergences of affective identification. Enlightenment and scientific scrutiny have become dull, the numbers useless beyond garnishing straightforward rewarding messages (“We’re great!”). Nevertheless,… Continue reading “Life After Trump”: Imaginary and Symbolic Identification in the U.S.A