Social, Political, and Philosophical Perspectives on Contemporary Psychoanalysis and its Institutions

How did the past produce psychoanalysis? How do psychoanalytic institutions co-produce the present? How will psychoanalysts help to construct the future? Psychoanalytic theory is often mobilised to analyse political discourse, or to explain the reasons behind historical events, implicitly elevating psychoanalysis to a position outside of politics and history. In this series of three panel discussions in Jan-Feb 2018, the SITE brought political theorists, sorcerers, philosophers and activists into conversation with practicing analysts, to put the spotlight on the historical and political context of psychoanalysis itself.

Recordings of the talks can be found here

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