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Berlin programme

JUNE 3rd-5th 2022

Address: Berliner Psychoanalytisches Institut, Karl-Abraham-Institut,
Körnerstr. 11, 10785 Berlin

(This conference has been postponed from October 2021 – please wait to register)


09.00-09.30 Opening address with presentation round


09.30-10.20 CLAUDIA THUßBAS – Mothers made of steel, steeled babies: National socialist fantasies about motherhood

10.30-11.20 LENE AUESTAD – Stereotypes and magical thinking in fascist rhetoric

11.30-12.20 ANGELIKA EBRECHT-LAERMANN –The destructiveness of art and beauty. Superego perversions in dreams about fascist imaginaries

12.20-14.00 Lunch


14.00-14.50 AMNON BAR-OR/ GABY BONWITT – Absence and Erasure as an Expression of a Fascist-Monumental Non-Construction in Israel

15.00-15.50 BARNABY B. BARRATT – Notes on Authoritarian Imaginaries: The Relevance of Libidinality to the Vicissitudes of Belonging, Othering and Hating

16.00-16.50 ANGELA MAUSS-HANKE – The aftermath of nazism and the presence of fascism today



10.00-10.50 JONATHAN SKLAR – Apocalyptic life and the missing debate

11.00-11.50 KAREN SZTAJNBERG, RODRIGO BRANDĂO – Fascism as Embodied Praxis

12.00-12.50 TANIA ESPINOZA – Geist vs Seele?: Revisiting the Freud-Klages debate from the point of view of maternal technics

12.50-14.30 Lunch

Chair: Angela Mauss-Hanke

14.30-15.20 CHRISTOS PANAGIOTOU – Imagining nationalism through Arnold Böcklin’s painting, The isle of the dead

15.30-16.50 SUZANNE KAPLAN – Letters from Bloomy (film screening and dialogue)

(Joint dinner, covered by the organizers, in the evening)

SUNDAY 5th                                                                                                                                                                              


10.00-10.50 RENÉE DANZIGER – Fascism, Populism, and the Return of the Repressed

11.00-11.50 JOHN SWEDENMARK – A call for “humanity”: Modernist art as resistance to and interpretation of Fascism

12.00-12.50 CLAUDIA FRANK – “Fascism is more of a natural state than democracy” (N. Mailer). On disquieting clinical and social dynamics of non-thinking as manifestations of the death drive

12.50-14.30 Lunch


14.30-15.20 ALEX SIERCK – Inner-Enfranchisement and the Right to Vote: On Desire, the Psychoid, and the Practice of Democracy

15.30-16.20 Closing discussion, feedback about the conference

The time frame for each paper is 30 min for the presentation itself + 20 min for discussion, 50 min in total, and with a 10 min break in between each paper. This is an interdisciplinary conference. Perspectives from different psychoanalytic schools will be most welcome. We promote discussion among the presenters and participants; the symposium series creates a space where representatives of different perspectives come together, engage with one another’s contributions and participate in a community of thought. Therefore, attendance of the whole symposium is obligatory. We would like to thank the Berlin Psychoanalytical Institute.


Register to participate in this conference



LENE AUESTAD, Dr. of Philosophy from the University of Oslo, founder of Psychoanalysis and Politics, Associate member of the Norwegian Psychoanalytic Society

AMNON BAR-OR, GABI BONWITT, Amnon Bar-Or is a Prof. Arch. Architect, Senior Lecturer, Tel Aviv University Azrieli School of Architecture, Israel. Gaby Bonwitt is a Training analyst, Israeli Psychoanalytic Society, prev. Board member, Director of Group Relations conferences

BARNABY B. BARRATT, PhD, DHS, Training and Supervising Analyst, South African Psychoanalytic Association; Supervising Analyst, Indian Psychoanalytic Society; Senior Researcher WITS Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Witwatersrand (Johannesburg); Director of Doctoral Studies, Parkmore Institute

RENÉE DANZIGER, Psychoanalyst, British Psychoanalytic Society, D.Phil in Politics, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Psychoanalysis Unit, University College London

ANGELIKA EBRECHT-LAERMANN, Prof. Dr. phil., Training analyst, Berlin Psychoanalytical Institute, DPV

TANIA ESPINOZA, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies, University of Bergen

CLAUDIA FRANK, Priv.-Doz. Dr. med.; Training analyst, DPV, Stuttgart

SUZANNE KAPLAN, Training and child analyst, Swedish Psychoanalytical Association, Dr of Education Stockholm Un., Researcher, Hugo Valentin Centre/ Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Uppsala

ANGELA MAUSS-HANKE, Training analyst, German Psychoanalytical Association, DPV and groups, D3G, and Lecturer at the Academy for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, Munich

CHRISTOS PANAGIOTOU, Department of Fine Arts, Cyprus University of Technology

ALEX SIERCK, Attorney-at-Law, Analyst-in-Training, Jungian Psychoanalytic Association, New York

JONATHAN SKLAR, Training analyst, British Psychoanalytic Society

JOHN SWEDENMARK, Translator and freelance Schriftsteller, living in Stockholm. He has published the books Kritikmaskinen and  Baklängesöversättning. Member of the editorial board of the psychoanalytic/cultural journal Divan since 1992

KAREN SZTAJNBERG, RODRIGO BRANDĂO, Karen Sztajnberg is a Brazilian scholar and working artist, PhD candidate, Amsterdam School for Cultural Research. Rodrigo Brandão is Senior Director, Communications and Strategy at The Intercept

CLAUDIA THUßBAS, Dr. phil., Training analyst, Berlin Psychoanalytical Institute, DPV


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Conferences have been held in 10 European countries since 2010.

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