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Intersubjectivity, urban life and psychosis: a phenomenological approach

  • De Doelen 40 Kruisplein Rotterdam, ZH, 3012 CC Netherlands (map)

During the 21st International ISPS-conference named “Stranger in the City” a joint symposium from de Stiching Psychiatire & Filosofie and BeGeesterd will be held on the effect of socio-cultural factors in urban life and how they impact psychotic transformation. One could beg the question whether, for example, migration and city life are merely triggers to a phenomenological experience of mainly self contained psychosis.

Does the psychotic form, or phenomenological structure reflect urban-societal form and can they be understood as a response to this? How do themes of alienation, psychosis and (re-)connection relate to each other? And how do we account for this interaction in the most current models of psychosis.

These and more questions will be discussed by an expert panel with multidisciplinary psychiatric and philosophical knowledge on the concept of psychosis.

Moderator: Wouter Kusters
Speakers: Rob Sips, Jasper Feyaerts, Elizabeth Pienkos, Ana Gomez