Guest Lecture Ricardo Ainslie – April 17, 5pm


"Psychoanalytically-informed interventions in communities marked by unconscious and disavowed collective processes" – HS1 Sensengasse 3a, 1st floor, 17.4.2024, 17 Uhr


Ricardo Ainslie will present his understanding of psychoanalytic ethnography with reference to his encounter with a community in Texas. He will describe the racism of a particular era (the Jim Crow era) which remained as a conscious and unconscious residue of toxic race relations. Three interrelated interventions were conducted in Hempstead drawing from psychoanalytic notions of the relationship between trauma and memory, as well as the importance of representation as essential elements of a “healing process” for both individual and collective traumatic experience.