Disruption | Transformation?

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British Psychoanalytical Society (incorporating the Institute of Psychoanalysis)

01 July 2021

Time: 18:00 - 19:30

Price: £25

Location: online


Thursday 1st July 2021 | 6.00pm – 7.30pm, delivered via Zoom.

Chair: Alla Rubitel
Speakers: Zed Nelson, Sacha Golob, William Badenhorst

‘The more things change, the more they stay the same’, journalist-critic Jean-Baptiste Karr remarked in 1848. Is this true today? Do we want to change? Is disruption an inspirational quality or something destructive? Join philosophers, analysts and artists to debate these questions.

Please note: These lectures will be held on Zoom and will also be available for the following 24 hours to all registered participants. This is to allow for international attendees to enjoy the event at a more appropriate time in their time zone. After this time, the recording will no longer be available.


Zed Nelson is an award-winning documentary photographer and filmmaker, living in London. In long-term projects that interrogate contemporary social issues, Nelson’s recent work has focussed on urban gentrification, international migration and the insidious effects of the global beauty industry.

Nelson will be discussing his latest film, The Street – focussing on one East London street and its inhabitants over a four-year period – a bittersweet portrait of a community unravelled by gentrification. The film is available to view on Amazon Prime, BFI Player, and other platforms.

Sacha Golob is the Director of the Centre for Philosophy and Visual Art at King’s College London. He has published extensively on modern French and German Philosophy and the Philosophy of Art. His current research explores moral progress and decline.

William Badenhorst is a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society, a psychiatrist in private practice and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Imperial College London.


Alla Rubitel is a psychoanalyst with the British Psychoanalytical Society, a consultant psychiatrist in the NHS and Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at Imperial College London.

Institute of Psychoanalysis in collaboration with Kings College London. Part of the Questioning the obvious series, a multidisciplinary conversation for the general public.

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