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Fernando brCastrillon

Freud’s Seduction:
The California Dream and a Future Psychoanalysis

Fernando Castrillon

Lecture, 24 May 2022, 20:00

While an analysis of Freud’s reception is an interesting question to ask of any place, in other words how psychoanalysis came to take root (or not) in a specific locale and time, it becomes a particularly noteworthy interrogation when one considers the peculiar case of California and its history of émigré analysts, such as Siegfried Bernfeld, Ernst Simmel, and Otto Fenichel, who fled to the state in the 1930s.

Part of the lecture series Psychoanalytische Kulturwissenschaft

The lecture series is a cooperation of the Berlin Institute for Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis (BiPP), the Cultural Science Institute of the Humboldt University Berlin, the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU), and the ICI Berlin, organized by Wilhelm Brüggen (BIPP), Monika Englisch (BIPP) and Andreas Gehrlach (HU Berlin), funded by the Friedrich Stiftung.

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KV Reducing Climate


Symposium, 9-10 Jun 2022, 10:30-20:00

In order to think through the blindspots of the dominant discourse on climate breakdown, the symposium addresses a range of topics including the local dimensions of the climate question, the psychoanalysis of apocalypse, visual representations of ecological disasters, the paradoxes posed by the reliance on scientific authority, the philosophy of climate, and notions of climate debt and climate futures. 

The symposium features a workshop entitledLegal Imagination for Gaia that seeks to create or repurpose legal concepts such as species, trans-subjective rights, diffuse interests, ecocide, and intergenerational justice.

Organized by Xenia Chiaramonte and Sarath Jakka

Public Livestream of both keynotes available
In-person: Registration opens on 24 May 2022

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Legal Imaginationbr for Gaia

Legal Imagination
for Gaia

Workshop, 10 Jun 2022, 10:30-14:30

In the face of climate breakdown, legal discourse is urged to reconsider the relationship between law and nature: What kind of legal imagination is needed for the time of Gaia?

Part of the Symposium Reducing Climate

In-person: Registration opens on 24 May 2022

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Ursbr Stäheli


Urs Stäheli

Lecture, 13 Jun 2022, 19:30

Contemporary societies are often described in terms of network metaphors and theories informed by an ‘ethos of connectivity’. Many contemporary social theories operate with a normative bias toward networking.

Part of the Lecture Series  Reduction

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In-person: Registration opens on 24 May 2022

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Heavier brThan Air

Than Air

Resisting the Military State

Symposium, 15 Jun 2022, 14:00

The starting point is a novel entitled ‘Gas gegen Gas’ (Gas against Gas) written by the chemist, editor, and translator Dora Sophie Kellner (1890–1960), which was serialized in a number of newspapers between 1928–30.

Organized by Sam Dolbear and Flossie Draper

This event is partly supported by an Initiativstipendium from the Deutscher Übersetzerfonds, who is supporting Sam Dolbear and Flossie Draper to explore the possibility of a publication of Gas gegen Gas in both German and English.

In-person: Registration opens on 24 May 2022

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Esther brLeslie

These Tears, This Gas,
These Turbulent Times

Esther Leslie

Lecture, 15 Jun 2022, 19:30

Gas, made in the factories of future conglomerates IG Farben (Germany) and Imperial Chemical Industries (Britain), diffused from the battlefields of the First World War and seeped into dreams and thought.

Part of the symposium Heavier Than Air

Public Livestream available
In-person: Registration opens on 24 May 2022

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Bad Taste?


Culture and Consumption in the Great Acceleration

Symposium, 17 Jun 2022, 10:00 - 20:00

This symposium takes the planetary ecological crisis as an urgent occasion to reflect on the history and politics of taste. Talk of taste today is considered outmoded, if not suspect.

Organized by Benjamin Lewis Robinson and Caroline Lillian Schopp

An ICI Event in cooperation with LMU Munich, this project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 101025546.

In-person: Registration opens on 24 May 2022

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Insa brHärtel

‘Penile Stile‘:
Filmische Figuren der Impotenz

WS Theorizing Through the Global South

Theorizing Through
the Global South

The Animism of brModern Property

The Animism of
Modern Property

Monique David-Ménard