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Ruptures and Utopia in Present Societies: Psychoanalytic Perspectives and Social Critique

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
13 days
Full time
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available

Program description

Due to the directives of the Berlin senate concerning the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Germany, we sincerely regret to inform interested parties that the Summer School 2020 program, Ruptures and Utopia: Psychoanalytic Perspective and Social Critique, cannot take place. We genuinely thank you for your interest and hope to host the program at another point in time.

Please do not hesitate to get in contact, if you have any further questions.

Ruptures and Utopia in Present Societies: Psychoanalytic Perspectives and Social Critique

Modern societies are currently in deep crisis: within growing parts of the population, confidence in democratic institutions is seemingly eroding. In many places, the challenges of increasing inequalities, imminent ecological catastrophes and worldwide migration movements are being met by means of de-solidarization, national isolation and the return to identitarian constructions.

The political discourse is increasingly characterised by emotionality, constituted through a variety of misunderstood emotions, desires and fears underlying the cracks, breaks and divisions within the political sphere. However, these fractures are not only of destructive nature, but offer a utopian potential as well. Emerging protest movements, such as “Fridays for Future”, point in this direction.

  • What exactly divides modern societies?
  • What is the function of these cracks?
  • What utopian potential do they foster?

Intercultural reflection groups offer the opportunity to pursue own experiences with the treated contents. The additional module of Video Documentation expects all participants to discuss, process and spread these contents in a digital manner.

Admission requirements

What is required for the application?

  1. Application Form
  2. Letter of Motivation (one page)
  3. Transcript of Records and/or last university degree
  4. Short CV (one page)
  5. Proof of English language proficiency min. B2
  6. In case you are applying for a DAAD scholarship, a certificate of current enrolment from your home university is required.

Criteria for selection

  1. Letter of motivation
  2. Academic engagement in related projects
  3. Academic performance
  4. Regional diversity of participants

Does this course require proof of English proficiency?

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Tuition fees

The course costs €440.

Accommodation, meals and transportation have to be organized and covered by the participants themselves.

Scholarships & funding

DAAD Scholarship

The summer school is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). All participants from abroad who apply for the summer school before April 10, 2020 (application deadline for scholarships) have the option to apply for one of approx. twenty DAAD scholarships.

Please state clearly in your application whether you still apply for participating in the summer school if your scholarship application is not successful.

What does the scholarship cover?
The scholarship for applicants who reside within one of the Erasmus+ program countries (EU countries + Iceland, Liechtenstein, North Macedonia, Norway, Serbia, Turkey) comprises a lump sum of Euro 500,- per participant.

The scholarship for all other applicants consists of a country specific lump sum for travel costs. For further details, please refer toAnnex Iof the application form. For all applicants who receive a DAAD scholarship, participation in the whole two weeks of the course is mandatory.

Scholarship payment
The scholarship is payed in cash upon arrival at IPU Berlin only.

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International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin The IPU Berlin is a state-recognised private university with its campus and administration in Berlin, right next to the Spree river. All of the study programmes and academic degrees at the IPU Berlin are officially approved...

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