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Paola Mieli, Seminar
Saturday, May 8, 2021
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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On Censorship

Members of Après-Coup, Members' Presentations
Saturday, May 15, 2021
10:30 AM – 1:30 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

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Lacan and the English Language

Jean-Pierre Cléro, Book Presentation
Saturday, June 5, 2021
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The Child and Adolescent in Psychoanalysis Today
Members: Peter Gillespie, Annie Muir, Olga Poznansky, Lorena Strunk
Plus One: Angelo Villa
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Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association, La Biblioteca Sormani e l’associazione dipoesia
sono lieti di invitare al convegno La città futura


René Magritte, La boîte de Pandore (Pandora’s Box), 1951. Oil on canvas.
Yale University Art Gallery. Gift of Dr. and Mrs. John A. Cook, B.A. 1932.


La Città futura: Psicoanalisi e legame sociale
The City of the Future:
Psychoanalysis and the Social Link

23–24 novembre 2018

Biblioteca Comunale Centrale Sormani
Sala del Grechetto
Via Francesco Sforza 7 – Milano, Italia

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Venerdì 23 Novembre/Friday, November 23rd

Ore 15:45

Saluti e benvenuto/Welcome
Alberto Raponi, Giovanni Bonoldi (Milano)
Ore 16
Ragioni del colloquio/This Conference: An Introduction
Paola Mieli (New York)
Ore 16:30
Tavola RotondaCorpo e tecnologie: nuovi linguaggi
Round TableBody and Technologies: New Languages

Peter Gillespie (New York)
Marisa Fiumanò (Milano)
Raffaello Palumbo Mosca (Torino)
Claus-Dieter Rath (Berlin)
Catherine Vanier (Paris)

Moderator: Massimo Prearo
Ore 18-19

Sabato 24 Novembre/Saturday, November 24th

Ore 10:15

Saluti e benvenuto/Welcome
Stefano Parise (Milano)
Ore 10:30
Tavola RotondaEssere e non essere: l’identità oggi
Round TableTo Be and Not to Be: Identity Today

Jalil Bennani (Rabat)
Lillian Ferrari (New York)
André Michels (Luxembourg)
Massimo Prearo (Verona)
Angelo Villa (Milano)

Moderator: Paola Mieli
Ore 12-13

Sabato 24 Novembre/Saturday, November 24th

Ore 15

Augusto Righi (Milano)
Ore 15:15
Tavola RotondaSoggetto e territorio
Round TableSubject and Territory

Dario Contardi (Milano)
Betty Bernardo Fuks (Rio de Janeiro)
Richard Ledes (New York)
Alessandro Scandurra (Milano)
Alain Vanier (Paris)

Moderator: Paola Mieli
Ore 16:45-18
Ore 18
Conclusione/Closing Remarks: Paola Mieli, Alain Vanier

This event is free and open to the public.


Jalil Bennani, psychiatrist and psychoanalyst in Rabat; president of the Cercle Psychanalytique and research director at the CRPMS, Université Diderot–Paris 7; author, Le corps suspect (1980/2015), Psychanalyse en terre d’Islam (2008), Un psy dans la cité (2013, prix Grand Atlas), and Un si long chemin – Paroles de réfugiés au Maroc (2016).

Giovanni Bonoldi, convener of the Grechettodipoesia series at Palazzo Sormani and editor and Publisher of Biblioteca Vittorio Sereni editions.

Dario Contardi, psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist in Milan; involved in projects financed by the European Union geared toward social inclusion of people living “on the margins,” such as the displaced, refugees, and former inmates of penal systems.

Lillian Ferrari, psychoanalyst in New York City; member and faculty of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association, faculty at the Washington Square Institute (NYC); author of essays on psychoanalysis.

Marisa Fiumanò, psychoanalyst in Milan; member-analyst at the Association Lacanienne Internationale, acting Director of the postgraduate institute Laboratorio Freudiano – Milano and of the psychoanalytic clinic “Edipo in città”; author, whose latest books are L’inconscio è il sociale. Desiderio e godimento nella contemporaneità (2010) and Masochismi ordinari (2016, published by Mimesis in the NODI series, which she directs).

Betty Bernardo Fuks, psychoanalyst in Rio de Janeiro; professor at the Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro (ED/UFRJ) and at Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association (NY); author of Freud e a cultura and Freud e a judeidade—translated in the USA and France—and of O Homem Moisés e a religião monoteísta.

Peter Gillespie, psychoanalyst in New York; member of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association; supervisor and faculty at the Washington Square Institute (NYC); involved in community organization and clinical services for individuals and families.

Richard Ledes, film director and producer in New York; member of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association (NY); among his films and documentaries A Hole in One (2004), The Caller (2008), Fred Won’t Move Out (2012); his latest documentary, No Human Is Illegal, is based on refugees currently detained on the island of Lesvos.

André Michels, psychoanalyst in Luxembourg and Paris; member of Espace Analytique (Paris); faculty at Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association (NY); author of numerous texts on psychoanalysis, editor of Jahrbuch für klinische Psychoanalyse (Berlin) and Actualité de l’hystérie (Paris).

Paola Mieli, psychoanalyst in New York; founder in 1987 and president of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association; member, Le cercle freudien (Paris), Encore (Paris), Fédération Européenne de Psychanalyse (Strasbourg), NPAP (New York); associate researcher at the Centre de Recherches Psychanalyse, Médicine et Société of the Université Diderot – Paris 7; author of essays published in Europe and America, her most recent book is Figures of Space: Subject, Body, Place (2017); director of the Sea Horse Imprint on psychoanalysis and culture of the Agincourt Press, NY.

Raffaello Palumbo Mosca, PhD (U. Chicago) in Romance Languages & Literatures and researcher at Università degli studi of Turin; taught Italian literature and culture at the University of Chicago, the University of Kent and the Accademia di Belle Arti in Rome; scholar and critic on the modern and contemporary novel and on literature and ethics; contributor to academic and general publications (Lettere Italiane, Studi Novecenteschi, Modern Language Notes, Il sole 24 ore, etc.); editor at Nuovi Argomenti; author of L’invenzione del vero. Romanzi ibridi e discorso etico nell’Italia contemporanea (2014; winner, Tarquinia-Cardarelli Prize) and Roma di carta. Guida letteraria della città (2017).

Stefano Parise, director of the Public Library System of the City of Milan; from 2006 to 2011 general director of the “Fondazione Per Leggere” [Foundation for Reading] and from 2011 to 2014 president of the Italian Library Association.

Massimo Prearo, research fellow in the Department of Human Sciences of the University of Verona; Marie Curie Fellow (2013-15) at the PoliTeSse Research Center/politiche e teorie della sessualità of the University of Verona, where he currently serves as scientific director; author of Le moment politique de l'homosexualité. Mouvements, identité et communautés en France (PUL, 2014), La fabbrica dell'orgoglio. Una genealogia dei movimenti LGBT (ETS, 2015) and, with Sara Garbagnoli, La crociata "anti-gender". Dal Vaticano alle manif pour tous (Kaplan, 2018).

Alberto Rapomi, Director of the Biblioteca Sormani, Milan.

Claus-Dieter Rath, psychoanalyst in Berlin; between 1979 and 1984 lecturer at the Semiotics and Communications Theory Institute of the Freie Universität Berlin; founding member of the Berlin psychoanalytic association Freud-Lacan-Gesellschaft and of the Fondation Européenne pour la Psychanalyse; author, he has published on the history and practice of psychoanalysis, and on socio-cultural phenomena; currently leading a seminar in Berlin on Sublimation, Violence, and the Political Impact of Paranoia.

Augusto Righi, psychotherapeutic psychiatrist; former director of Service for Psychiatric Rehabilitation in the Mental Health Dept. of Niguarda (Milan); member of Gruppoanalista SGAI, a member of the board of directors of WAPR (World Association of Psychosocial Rehabilitation) in Italy; consultant to the courts in Milan, Bergamo, Trento, and Lecco; author, he has published in various periodicals and written the article on "Psychiatry" for Garzanti's Enciclopedia Europea.

Alessandro Scandurra, architect in Milan, founder of SSA in 2001; designer of corporate headquarters for Philips Italia and Zurich Insurance Italia; designer of Smart District in Italy for Euromilano, and spaces for business, hotels; interventions in historical buildings such as the Palladio Museum; scientific director of the Fondazione Portaluppi; author; visiting professor at Politecnico di Milano, and NABA in Switzerland; lecturer around the world and in Italy, including at the Venice Biennale and the Milan Triennale.

Alain Vanier, psychoanalyst in Paris; founding member and ex-president of the association Espace Analytique, Paris; professor and former director of the Centre de Recherches Psychanalyse, Médicine et Société at the Université Diderot - Paris 7; faculty of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association (NY); director of the series “Psychoanalyse, Art et Image” at the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris; author of essays published in Europe and America and the books Lacan, Elements d’introduction à la psychanalyse; co-editor of Winnicott et Lacan.

Catherine Vanier, psychoanlayst in Paris; founding member and ex-president of the association Espace Analytique in Paris; faculty of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association (NY); president of the École Expérimentale de Bonneuil-sur-Marne; associate researcher at the Centre de Recherches Psychanalyse, Médicine et Société of the Université Diderot–Paris 7; author of essays on psychoanalysis of children and adolescents, including Naître prematuré, Autisme: comment rendre les parents fous? and Comment survivre en famille.

Angelo Villa, psychoanalyst in Milan; member of the Associazione Lacaniana Italiana (ALI-Psi), and of the association Jonas, International Member of Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association (NYC); teacher at the IRPA (Istituto Ricerca Psicoanalisi Applicata) in Milan and Grottammare; scientific director of the Centro Paul Lemoine (Palermo); president of the Centro Viganò del Buon Vicinato (Milan); author of various books, some of which have been translated into French and English, his most recent publication is L’origine negata. La soggettività e il Corano (Mimesis 2018).


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Date: November 1, 2014
Location: Pirenópolis Goiás, Brazil

COLLOQUIUM: Psicanálise e Trabalho
Laboratório de Psicodinâmica e Clínica do Trabalho - Universidade de Brasília
Date: October 30, 2014
Location: Auditório da Fiocruz - Campus Darcy Ribeiro

COLLOQUIUM: On the Subject of Psychiatry and the Subject of Psychoanalysis
Date: September 19-20, 2014
Location: Mount Sinai Hospital, New York, New York

Coloquio IV Internacional: psicanálise leiga e seus destinos entre a arte e a política
April 14, 15 and 16, 2014
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Coloquio Internacional: que el psicoanalista sea al menos dos
April 11 and 12, 2014

En el marco de Convergencia, Movimiento Lacaniano por el Psicoanálisis Freudiano
April 10, 2014
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CONVERGENCIA COLLOQUIUM: Act and Transmission: On Formation in Psychoanalysis
Après-Coup Psychoanalytic Association and the Department of Philosophy of the New School for Social Research
Date: October 28–30, 2011
Location: The New School for Social Research, New York, New York
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