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By | July 11th, 2020|LRO 238|

After many days since the implosion of everyday life, I find myself looking for how to make room for the discontinuity in the discontinuity, how to obtain what a colleague –in the first series of these bulletins- calls “subjective ventilation.”[1] Let me explain: what some people call “new normality” installs itself surreptitiously following the discontinuity, [...]

Signifiers Matter

By | July 8th, 2020|LRO 237|

In our world, the world of Lacanian psychoanalysis, we sometimes talk about the decline in the power or the impact of the symbolic order as a defining characteristic of our time, and the corollary rise of the importance of the imaginary and the real.  This notion echoes others —Lyotard’s observations of the decline of the [...]

The School in Times of Pandemic

By | July 4th, 2020|LRO 236|

Doing Zoom I want to deeply thank the Council for making this night possible amidst this colossal horror named Covid19. Re-taking the floor in the School, traversed by this planetarium pandemic and affected by the encounter with a perturbing real, is for me revitalizing. Right in the instant of Daniel’s phone call I felt my [...]

School, Dream and Sinthome

By | July 1st, 2020|LRO 235|

The perspective I chose for the Conversation organized by the Council under the title “School in Times of Pandemic”, occurred to me based on the latest events that arose within the World Association of Psychoanalysis. On April 26, the WAP president, Angelina Harari, publishes a statement where she first underlines her particular interest in following [...]

It’s easy to see segregation in other cultures and not in your own

By | June 20th, 2020|LRO 233|

Jorge Assef by Luz Saint Phat   "The United States are burning", this was one of the headlines shown in the news these days in different places around the world to portray the scale and historical significance of the social outburst that took place after the murder of George Floyd in the city of Minneapolis. [...]

The Veil Is Torn

By | June 17th, 2020|LRO 232|

 Killing me softly with his song Killing me softly [1]   It is a theme inscribed in the preparations of our Study Days on the sexual assault: the intimate unveiled. The expression in its simplicity implies a definition of the intimate, as that which is not unveiled. In any case, that which should not be unveiled, and [...]

The Empty Plinth

By | June 13th, 2020|LRO 231|

As the reports of Edward Colston’s statue being pulled down from the plinth in Bristol have started to reach us, our memories were still fresh with a similar scene occurring in Baghdad at the beginning of the Iraq war. Is it surprising that statues are pulled down? Clearly, they mean something to people who topple [...]