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.

by Cristina Morales

Cristina Morales is a London-based Spanish-born cultural activist – a transdisciplinary cultural practitioner with international experience working as researcher, writer, curator, speaker, critical pedagogue and artist at the intersection of art, psychology and politics for self and community development . She holds a Master in Arts & Culture Production from the Open University of Catalonia, and a Bachelor in Sociocultural Anthropology from the University of Barcelona, Spain. Known for her creative, decolonial and hence holistic approach to activism, Cristina is currently freelancing as project manager for Disability Arts Online (UK). She is the founding curator of Counterspace, and founding artist of Totem Taboo (International). She is an artist-in-residence at Design Science Studio, an incubator for revolutionary art by Buckminster Fuller Institute (San Francisco). And she is a freelance writer on decoloniality, cultural activism, and African/diaspora arts & culture, published by media such as the Institute of Contemporary Arts (London); El Mundo (Madrid); Humanities, Arts & Society (Paris); A Beautiful Resistance (Seattle); Inhabit (Global); Ouvrage (Montreal); and Radio Africa (Barcelona) | moralescristina.com