Culture

Can the Coronavirus Change Our Past? Psychoanalytic Reflections During Lockdown

May 7, 2020 / Edouard Laurent


You have certainly read and heard a lot in the last few weeks about how the COVID-19 pandemic will change the future of the world. Today we will be thinking about how COVID-19 will change the past.  We, that is José Brunner, Professor Emeritus at the Cohn Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas and the Buchmann Faculty of Law of Tel Aviv University, and Daniel Strassberg, psychoanalyst and philosopher from Zurich.

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: liquorice and sandalwood by Anna Stern

and then on the first monday of may the sun got stuck hanging in the eastern sky. our clocks continued to run, but the sun stood unaltered a few degrees above the horizon. it was another cold morning after a gray and wet weekend. the night before, the weather service had warned of ground frost, […]

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: The Plimsoll Line by Fabiano Alborghetti

See, we have lived more than one life,now we have to weigh each thingon the scales of dreams and unleashmemories that devour what the present was. (Yehuda Amichai) I So many new words have been learnt complicated words clustered beyond the door, lying in ambush. And ambush has its own gaze: it threatens, usurps, above […]

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: The Housing Cooperative by Yael Inokai

We lived in the first block of the cooperative housing project, in the third entrance, on the sixth floor. I had the large room that opened up onto the balcony. My sister had the little one with privacy. The neighborhood was built in the 1920s. There were four large blocks and six small, rectangular green […]

Urban Planning & Covid 19

A conversation featuring Jacqueline Parish of Zurich’s municipal Planning Department and landscape architect and urban designer, RobinWinogrond, co-founder of Studio Vulkan Landscape Architecture in Zurich, City Architect of Tel Aviv-Yafo, Yoav David and landscape architect, Matanya Sack of Sack-Reicher Architects in Tel Aviv

Texts by Renowned Swiss Authors: Still by Gianna Molinari

There was still movement. Wind rippled water, made waves. Birds circled, headed south. And Rome was full of starlings. There was still movement, all the fish under water were nibbling at the bottom; overall, animals fed, mated, and spawned. They lay down to die. How does a doe die a natural death? How a whale? […]