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 cultural activist. With a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Barcelona and a MA in Arts & Culture Production from the Open University of Catalonia, she has become a socially engaged curator, writer and self-taught artist linking art with politics. She works for freelance projects and public, private and nonprofit organisations using arts & culture as an agency tool to challenge society on identity, decolonialism and community development. 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 periodically on decoloniality and counternarratives, human and community development through art, and African and African Diaspora arts & culture for national, international and specialised media such as El Mundo; Humanities, Arts & Society; Gods and Radicals; Wiriko; and Radio Africa. www.moralescristina.com