Upcoming Events

International Atelier »Capitalism and Schizophrenia, Year 51« on 13-14 January 2023, at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid

Organized by Elena Vogman and Marlon Miguel

In cooperation with Carles Guerra, Angela Melitopoulos & Matteo Pasquinelli

‘Madness, Media, Milieus. Reconfiguring the Humanities in Postwar Europe’, at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in cooperation with Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía

What is the legacy of Anti-Oedipus today, 51 years after its publication? A major inspiration for feminist and critical theories, and a vector for rethinking sexual politics, Anti-Oedipus directed its scathing critique towards “psychoanalysm” (Robert Castel) and the reduction of psychoanalysis to familialism. Politicizing desire meant including its social, economic, and cultural dimensions into the theoretical and practical field. However, in order to immanently build up their arguments, Deleuze and Guattari engaged precisely with the milieu of critical psychiatry, viz. institutional psychotherapy.

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Past Events

Learning with Madness. François Tosquelles and the Invention of Institutional Psychotherapy

Atelier; 14-15 July 2022

Organized by Elena Vogman and Marlon Miguel

With contributions by Carles Guerra Rojas, Sophie Legrain, Henning Schmidgen, Elisabeth von Samsonow, Felix Brieden and Emanuel Almborg

Including a presentation of films and a series of talks by international scholars, the two-day workshop aims at exploring Tosquelles’ multidimensional practice, giving special attention to media as therapeutic instruments and processes of transference.




Madness, Media, Milieus. Félix Guattari in Context

Conference; 17, 18 and 21 Jun 2021

Organized by Henning Schmidgen, Mathias Schönher, Elena Vogman

With Andrew Goffey, Angela Melitopoulos, Marlon Miguel, François Pain, Peter Pál Pelbart, Anne Querrien, and Anne Sauvagnargues

This conference explores Félix Guattari's (1930–1992) multifaceted oeuvre as largely informed by his many years of active work at the psychiatric clinic of La Borde.


Reducing Climate

Symposium; 9 Jun 2022

Organized by Xenia Chiaramonte and Sarath Jakka

An ICI Event in cooperation with ‘Madness, Media, Milieus. Reconfiguring the Humanities in Postwar Europe’ (Volkswagen Stiftung/ Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

The notion of reduction is central to the discourse on climate disaster and environmental collapse. A political understanding of climate has led to urgent calls for ever increasing measures aiming at reduction—for example reducing emissions or consumption. Such calls are based on the premise that there can be quantitative remedies to the current environmental disaster. However well-intentioned, earnest, and necessary such approaches are, this symposium would like to pose the provocative question whether the current will for quantitatively defined action against climate breakdown might actually be a symptom of—rather than a solution to—the problem at hand.


Assembling Milieus – Working the Camera after Fernand Deligny

Workshop; 28 and 29 Oct 2021

Organized by Marlon Miguel

An ICI Berlin Event in cooperation with the projects ‘La tentative Deligny’ (EUR ArTec) and ‘Madness, Media, Milieus. Reconfiguring the Humanities in Postwar Europe’ (Volkswagen Stiftung/ Bauhaus-Universität Weimar)

Mostly known for his experimentations with ‘maladjusted’ individuals and autistic children, and for his influence on the revolutions in post-war psychiatry, Fernand Deligny was neither director nor scriptwriter, certainly not a historian of cinema; his writings do not constitute a theory of the image. Nonetheless, cinema is constantly called into his practice, and images can be regarded as one of the main sources of his conceptual reflection.