Hanna Segal Institute for Psychoanalytical Studies: Human, Climate, Environment

Date: 18 April, 2020

Venue: Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów, ul. Stanislawa Kostki Potockiego 10/16, 02-958 Warsaw, POLAND

Organised by: The Hanna Segal Institute for Psychoanalytical Studies in partnership with the Museum of King Jan III’s Palace at Wilanów 

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Whereas Culture has always been a field protected by people, only recently did we start paying attention to the devastating impact man has upon the natural environment. What are the psychological reasons for the destruction of climate, nature and society we live in? Why do we think that the environment is a wonderfully regenerating space where we are allowed to do whatever we want to? At this conference we will try to understand the psychological foundations underlying destructive as well as reparative actions that we undertake towards nature, people, groups and organisations that surround us.

The discussion will be initiated by:

Sally Weintrobe (British Psychoanalytic Society) Living with our feelings about planetary systems’ collapse. 

David Bell (British Psychoanalytic Society) First do no harm.

Julian Lousada
(British Psychoanalytic Association) Complacency: a response to the discomfort of change.

Martyna Sowińska-Pasek vel Paszkowska 
(Museum of King Jana III’s Palace in Wilanów) Endangered Heritage. Suburban antique villa in the modern city center.

The languages of the conference: Polish/English
The entire conference will be translated simultaneously.

For more details and to register visit the conference website