Freud's Uncanny Interior
Lecture in English by Joel Sanders
Tuesday, 21 November 2017, 8 p.m., Sigmund Freud Museum
Admission free, please register below
As patients lay on a daybed surrounded by art, rugs and antiquities, Freud conducted sessions in a space more akin to a mausoleum than a doctor’s office. Architect Joel Sanders will focus on an overlooked aspect of Bergasse 19, the pivotal role Freud's eccentric but carefully staged domestic interior played in shaping the audio/visual encounter between doctor and patient, a spatial experience that effectively blurred the boundaries between public and private, personal and professional, art and everyday life.
Joel Sanders is the Principal of his New York-based studio JSA and Professor of Architecture at Yale University. His writings and practice have explored the complex relationship between culture and social space, looking at the impact that evolving cultural forces (such as gender identity and the body, technology and new media, and the nature/culture dualism) have on the designed environment.
The event is part of the programme accompanying the exhibition:
Special exhibition from 1/31/2017
Photo: Sigmund Freuds cunsulting room at Berggasse 19, 1938, Photo by Edmund Engelman, (c) Thomas Engelman