Tackling the Twice

Saturday, 10th July , 12:30pm
VENUE: “Panel 2 – 10th July” room

In an early, previously unnoticed text, Freud (1893) coined the phrase that it was mankind’s hottest wish to be allowed to do something twice. This Twice marks a form of repetition that has always been the source of fate for humanity: the first time it just happens to us, the second time we wish to do it by ourselves. Freud’s formula tells us about dealing with traumatic experiences, painful cuts and fateful repetitions in tackling the Twice. But why do things repeatedly go wrong when we try to ‘do it by ourselves’, even while attempting to avoid bad choices? Currently, the world community has again been hit by dramatic events: pandemic, racism, climate change – all effects of human decisions and choices. The question of whether humanity will tackle the Twice to ensure its continued existence has become an ethical challenge. The panel raises the question of how repetitions that go wrong can be dealt with in such a way that sustainable living conditions can emerge from them.

Panel 2 Speakers:

Prof. Dr. Marie-Luise Angerer
Marie-Luise Angerer is professor of Media Studies at the European Media Studies program at the University of Potsdam. From 2000-2015, she was professor of Media and Cultural Studies/Gender Studies at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Member of the European Network How Matter comes to Matter (2014-2018), and of the Research Network Affective and Psychotechnology Studies (DFG 2015-2017). She is the Spokesperson of the Graduate Program Sensing: The Knowledge of Sensitive Media (funded by Volkswagen Foundation) and Acting Director of the Brandenburg Center of Media Studies (ZeM). Her most recent publications include Feministisches Spekulieren. Genealogien, Zeitlichkeiten, Narrationen (co-edition with Naomie Gramlich, 2020) Ecology of Affect. Intensive milieus and contingent encounters (2017), Desire After Affect (2014), Timing of Affect (co-edition with Bernd Bösel and Michaela Ott, 2014). Her most recent research focus on the question of a nonconscious opposed to the psychoanalytical unconscious, a digital-affective nonconscious emerging as a zone of human and nonhuman agency.

Martin Engelberg
Martin Engelberg is a psychoanalyst and leadership consultant in Vienna. He is the executive partner of the Vienna Consulting Group, has been consulting executive teams and is organizing and facilitating leadership, team development and coaching programs. He is a member of the Vienna Psychoanalytic Society, International Psychoanalytic Society and the ISPSO. In 2017 Martin Engelberg became Member of the Austria Parliament where he serves in the committees for foreign policies, EU-affairs, culture and human rights. He is also the party’s spokesman for international development cooperation, chairman of the British and member of the US friendship group of the Austrian parliament. Furthermore, he is an adjunct professor at the Vienna University of Economics and Business, President of the Sigmund Freud society and regular columnist to various Austrian newspapers and magazines.

Dr. Leon S. Brenner
Leon Brenner is a postdoctoral research fellow and visiting scholar at the University of Ghent and lecturer at the International Psychoanalytic University, Berlin. He is a member of the APPI, LOB, and a founder of Lacanian Affinities Berlin (laLAB) and Unconscious Berlin. His latest book on the subject of the psychoanalysis of autism is called The Autistic Subject: On the Threshold of Language, where he presents a novel account of autistic subjectivity from a Lacanian psychoanalytic perspective. Website: https://leonbrenner.com

Moderator: Dr. Moritz Senarclens de Grancy
Moritz Senarclens de Grancy works as a psychoanalyst, executive coach, and supervisor in Berlin. He studied law, art history and culture science at the universities of Passau, Nizhny Novgorod and Berlin. He received his doctorate in cultural studies with a thesis on the role of metaphor in Freud’s psychoanalysis. He is author of several books. His upcoming title is ‘Der heißeste Wunsch der Menschheit’ (this October at Matthes & Seitz Berlin). As chair of the planning committee, he organizes the ISPSO 37th Annual Meeting 2021 Berlin Online Conference. Website: https://www.grancy.eu/about-1/