Tag: Events

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Esther Sperber spoke at the American Psychoanalytic Association Annual Meeting workshop on psychoanalysis. APsaA website Read More

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We are excited that “Off the Wall,” and exhibit we designed in collaboration with Z-A studio is a featured project in Sibylle Kramer’s book Exhibition Design (Architecture in Focus). View the book on Amazon Read More

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Published Chapter in “The Ethical Turn: Otherness and Subjectivity in Contemporary Psychoanalysis”. Routledge Relational Series. “Sylvia Lavin writes in her book “Kissing Architecture”:“A kiss is the coming together of two similar but not identical surfaces, surfaces that soften, flex, and deform when in contact, a performance of temporary singularities.” (Lavin, 2011) “I get a bit excited when reading Lavin’s phenomenology of kissing. Not only because kissing is arousing, but, also, because Lavin employs kissing to suggest a way for two disciplines to interact…I am excited to envision a place in which psychoanalysis and its acceptance of the disorganized human mind can […] Read More

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Esther Sperber presented at the Psychology and the Other Conference at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA “It is one of the most basic paradoxes of psychoanalysis that in order for a person – the patient – to discover and experience him/her self, they engage in a relationship with another person –the therapist. We become our own selves within a relational matrix of mothering, mirroring and mentalizing Others. “Over the last years I designed a number of synagogues and I am fascinated by the physical and spatial design as well and the personal, phenomenological experience of communal prayer. “I see communal […] Read More

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Event website Esther Sperber spoke at Yale School of Medicine’s Muriel Gardiner Program in Psychoanalysis and the Humanities in April 2013. About the lecture: Psychoanalysis has been interested in the creative process, yet architecture has only rarely been studied from a psychoanalytic perspective. This paper examines the architectural creative process in which the space between an existing problem and a physical, occupyable building is bridged. I follow the story of Daedalus, the mythic first architect, suggesting that the architect’s creativity depends on the ability to utilize multiple modalities of the human mind and body, allowing them to converse with one […] Read More

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Esther Sperber presented her paper, The Wings of Daedalus: Toward a Relational Architecture, at the 2012 spring meeting of Santa Fe’s Division of Psychoanalysis of the American Psychological Association. Read More

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Open House NY included the 14th Street Y Community center in their list of spaces worth visiting in the East Village in New York City. We were glad to host visitors and share the design of this wonderful space. Open House NY website Read More

Open Green House was a full day communal even in which the 14th street Y community Center opened its doors to the East Village community and featured their work and vendors from around the neighborhood. We designed a series of sustainable cardboard tables and a green lounge area for this event. 14th street Y website Read More

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Studio ST Architects, in collaboration with Guy Zucker, designed the exhibition for “Off the Wall” featured in the Jewish Museum. Read More