Our work in the ﬁeld and function of psychoanalysis today requires an engagement with the divided subject at a time when the “pain of existence” is provoked by an encounter with the Real — Covid-19. As we bear witness to this devastation, which is so often met with wilful blindness in the face of the gasping cries of humanity and nature, is there not a sense that the virus adds fuel to global fires already raging? These conflagrations, including soaring inequality, racism, misogyny, starvation, war, trafficking, ecological catastrophe burn with heightened intensity. In new ways the environment, living beings and speaking subjects, burn unheeded. Facing this dire predicament, psychoanalysis can respond by letting language fulfil its true function.
Speakers: Dr Yael Klangwisan, Dr Chantal Degril, Dr Rosemary Overell, Dr Angus Craig, Adriana Gaião & Rodrigo Gonsalves, Dr Clint Burnham, Rawia Inaim, Dr Patricia Gherovici, Alois Seiben, Miguel Riverea, Dr Nicol Thomas, Leo Baldwin-Ramult, Dr Gustavo Restivo.