30 Jun 2021

Workshop on desire

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30June 2021



Museo Novecento


Ilaria Innocenti

Psychotherapist of art of Jonas Firenze

Sergio Risaliti

Free entry

“During the first lockdown (March-April 2020) I imagined a virtual laboratory on desire open to all people. The theme of desire was chosen because in that temporal juncture, people, confined to their homes, could feel constrained, limited in their own desiring dimension, a bit like the prisoners with whom I had had the opportunity to confront myself a short time before by presenting them with works of the permanent collection of the museum”- explains Sergio Risaliti, director of the Museo Novecento. “How can we arouse desire in those who feel locked up and unable to express it? I thought of carrying out this project in collaboration with Jonas Firenze, an association that sees the assumption of subjective desire as central to the analytic work.”

The laboratory was built around two visions of desire: that of those who feel limited by external conditions and that of those who, on the other hand, manage to make this limit a possibility.
Many people have joined the project through the creation of images and words, which remain as evidence of the experiences of this moment.

The public will be able to attend the presentation of the publication that collects the creations of the participants in the laboratory created during the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.


JONAS FIRENZE is one of the territorial offices of JONAS ITALIA, the national coordination body of the Jonas local offices, which inherits the values ​​and mission of Jonas Onlus – Center for Psychoanalytic Clinic for New Symptoms, founded in 2003 by the psychoanalyst Massimo Recalcati. In the Jonas centers, a listening space is offered that assigns central value to the word of the person who suffers, offering psychoanalytically oriented treatment programs for children, adolescents and adults, accessible to all and at sustainable rates. Jonas also brings his commitment and psychoanalysis into the social sphere with projects and collaborations designed and built ad hoc, creation of training courses, organization of national seminars, theoretical research.