Jacques Lacan

Wolfgang Paalen was an artist an theorist of the avant-garde who devoted his life to the belief that the totemic object and the junction of art and science could reveal the untapped energy of the possible.

Because we are not governed by people but by ideas, along with the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan , the anthropologist Emile Durkheim, and the philosopher Gilles Deleuze, shape the theoretical body of Totem Taboo.

Wolfgang Paalen

Emile Durkheim.

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by Cristina Morales

Cristina Morales is a London-based Spanish-born cultural activist. Interested in deepening her knowledge of human beings she studied a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology in the University of Barcelona where, along other experiences, she developed her political consciousness. With a passion for art/creativity as our human expressive language by excellence and our best asset to question, imagine, create and inhabit meaning and other realities, she later specialised with a MA in Arts & Culture Production from the Open University of Catalonia becoming a social practice curator, writer and self-taught artist linking art with politics. She works since then for freelance projects and public, private and nonprofit organisations using arts & culture as an agency tool to challenge society specialising in identity, decoloniality and community development. Examples of such projects and organisations include HostelArt, Ribermusica and Interarts in Barcelona or Black Cultural Archives, Peckham Platform, Mahogany Carnival Arts and Haringey Arts in London to mention a few. In addition to being the founding curator of the first decolonial thinktank mapping Cultural Activism worldwide Counterspace; and the founding artist of the Situationist brand of political designs and performances Totem Taboo; she also writes punctually specialising in Decolonialism and Counternarratives, Social Practice, and African arts & culture, for national and specialised media such as El Mundo, Wiriko and Radio Africa. www.moralescristina.com