18:00 – 20:00 Uhr
Jacques Lacan was a French intellectual who has been regarded to as the most controversial psychoanalyst since Freud. Calling for a “return to Freud” in mid 20th century Europe, Lacan had re-conceptualized psychoanalysis in such ways that had a deep impact on psychotherapy as well as on intellectuals and artists in many fields up until this day. One crucial aspect in Lacan’s teaching is his articulation of the unconscious as being "structured like a language". In this lecture we will explore Lacan’s conception of the unconscious, and the way it speaks (ça parle), in the contexts of the creative force behind dreaming, and the way it manifests in fantasies about death.