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2023 Programme

Event #9

Saturday 2 September, 11.45 am

Teatro degli Impavidi2 - euro 4,50
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Vittorio Lingiardi

Dreams as neuro-wonder

‘Every dream’ – Freud wrote more than a century ago – ‘has a navel through which it is linked to the unknown’. Starting from this mysterious and neuro-wonderful navel, Vittorio Lingiardi takes us on a dreamlike journey suspended between myth, mind, and brain. Because ‘truth does not lie in a single dream, but in several dreams’. We will have nightmares, Homeric visions, and lucid dreams; we will investigate the rapid dances of eye movements and the troubled dreams of lockdown; consciousness and the unconscious; we will dream with cinema and with poetry.



Vittorio Lingiardi  is psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, and full professor of Dynamic Psychology at the Sapienza University in Rome and Senior Research Fellow at the Scuola Superiore di Studi Avanzati Sapienza (SSAS). He is President of the Society for Psychotherapy Research-Italy Area Group. In 2018 he received the Cesare Musatti Award of the Italian Psychoanalytic Association (SPI) and in 2020 the Research Award of the Society for Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. His books include: Mindscapes (Cortina, 2017), Diagnosi e destino (Einaudi, 2018), Arcipelago N. Variazioni sul narcisismo (Einaudi, 2021), L'ombelico del sogno (Einaudi, 2023). He contributes to Venerdì di Repubblica – where he writes the weekly column Psycho –, la Repubblica, La Stampa and the Sole 24 Ore cultural supplement: Domenica.
ph. credits: Anna Nadalig

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