Moghnieh, Lamia

Beyond Trauma/Resilience: Surviving and Becoming in Today’s World

The symposium “Beyond Trauma? A Transregional Perspective on Trauma and Aesthetics” was held on 13–15 June 2019 at the ICI Berlin and Forum Transregionale Studien. Organised by Stéphanie Benzaquen-Gautier and Afonso Dias Ramos (both Art Histories Fellows 2018/19, it was an event of the Art Histories and Aesthetic Practices program of Forum Transregionale Studien, in cooperation with ICI Berlin, and funded by the German Ministry of Education and Research.

Lamia Mognieh was a speaker in the symposium's 3rd panel 'Visual Constructions of Psychoanalysis and Vice-Versa', which took place on 14 June 2019 at the Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin.

In her talk ‘Beyond Trauma/Resilience: Surviving and Becoming in Today’s World’, Lamia points out the tension generated by the concept of healing and tries to move beyond the binary of trauma/resilience. Referring to a Lebanese context, she highlights issues of everyday life as sites of resistance and Archives.

Lamia Mognieh has been a EUME Fellow since 2017/18, and in the academic year 2019/20, she stays affiliated with the research program as EUME Fellow of the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. Her current project, 'Global Mental Health at the Periphery: A Social History of Psychiatry, Humanitarianism and Violence in Lebanon (1860–2012)', examines the history and development of modern psychiatry in Lebanon, starting from the first humanitarian intervention in Ottoman Syria in 1860 — and the foundation of the first psychiatric institution in 1900 Ottoman Lebanon and the Levant — to the present day.

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