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Trauma and reparative processes

Kintsugi: The Centuries - Old Art of Repairing Broken Pottery with Gold

Translated to "golden joinery", Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi, which means "golden repair") is the centuries-old Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with a special lacquer dusted with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. Beautiful seams of gold glint in the cracks of ceramic ware, giving a unique appearance ...

Teletherapy, by Jill Savege Scharff

Families with scattered members stay in touch, thanks to WeChat, Facetime or Skype.  Why not use the same technology to give patients access to a good analyst?  That is not so simple.  Insurance companies may not reimburse for teletherapy. States may not grant an exceptional license to an out-of-state provider for one patient (although many states are now forming an interstate ...


My son Nicholas, three and a half, was jumping up and down on his bed.

“I want to wash your hands,” my wife said.

“I don’t care,” Nicholas replied.

“Lunch is ready.”

“I don’t care.”

“It will get cold.”

“I don’t care.”

The leaping continued. Then my wife asked, “Who are you?”

“Pierre!” ...

Sarah Shalgosky: How to be an artist in the gig economy

The ‘gig economy’ is receiving a lot of coverage in the media at the moment. How can you be an artist in this environment? We reproduce Sarah Shalgosky, Curator at the University of Warwick’s Keynote from The National Association for Fine Art Education annual symposium ‘Artist as Superconnector/Superconductor’ held in March.

The image above shows a work that was installed in the Mead Gallery over a four day period by six ...



“(…) the more absurd, the more indefensible, the more it makes sense. Operas that are worthy about something, some idea or ideal, and that try to make a point, especially a political point, are just absurd in an off-putting way. Operas should instead be absurd in a way that is truer than reality. But that's just the most absurd form of something that is absurd ...