Cartel Study Day

Cartel Study Day

Cartel Study Day 2021 With Joanne Conway, NLS Cartel Delegate

With Joanne Conway, NLS Cartel Delegate

When Lacan created his School in 1964, he also invented the cartel, one of the school’s basic organs and a device of formation. Far from any idea of hierarchy, anyone – newcomers, beginner analysts, experienced analysts – can form a cartel, since a cartelisand is simply someone with a desire to work on a question or subject of interest.

Three or four people, and the plus-one, all animated by a desire for work, choose a common theme, trait of work for each one, and structure (modality, frequency and duration). The function of the plus one is there to support and orient the work around the project called ‘psychoanalysis’ through a process of ‘sustained elaboration’. It is very important that the cartel is registered with the NLS cartel catalogue, and is knotted when the work begins. The effects of this experience are palpable for those who undertake it, and it often leads to a singular production, a writing to be transmitted to the community that is the School.

In recent years, the Cartel Study Day has been inaugurating the series of activities of the London Society for the forthcoming year. Therefore, it is a great opportunity for all those, new or not, interested in reading Lacan, working on a theoretical concept or a clinical question, to attend this special event on the 2nd of October.

The cartelisands presenting will be:

Ludmila Malischevski

Roger Litten

Juana Cavaliere

Evangelina Bailo

Scott Wilson

Catherine Alexandre


We will also have the chance to learn more about cartels in a question and answer session on cartels where you can ask all that you ever wanted to know about cartels – chaired by Joanne Conway, the NLS Delegate for Cartels.

See you on the 2nd of October at 2.00pm!

Registration is FREE and open to ALL.

Sophia Berouka & Oriol Cobacho, LS-NLS Delegates for Cartels