Philipp Lachenmann: DELPHI Rationale


Who Is Normal?

02.03.2016, Berlin | We are daily challenged by the dignity of every single human being: We perceive and judge deviations from the behavior we expect. Often, however, there is only a fine line between obsession and genius, between melancholy and depression. On April 21, 2016, the Ernst Schering Foundation and the Stiftung Brandenburger Tor devote an evening of conversation to this topic to try to define the boundary between disease and health and to explore the historical and cultural contingency of psychiatric concepts of illness and their diagnoses. How tolerant should our society be, and can we define conditions that help those affected find their place in society?

Jacobi - Rotzoll - Linke

Evening of Conversation on “Who Is Normal?”


On the Changing Meaning of Mental Disorders
Prof. Dr. Frank Jacobi
Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
Psychologische Hochschule Berlin

Uniform and Idiosyncracy – Artworks by Psychiatric Patients ca. 1900 as “Pathology” of Wilhelmine Society?
PD Dr. med. Maike Rotzoll
Institute of the History and Ethics of Medicine
University of Heidelberg

Not Normal, But Really Good at It
Denise Linke
Book author and editor of “N#MMER. Magazin für Autisten, ADHSler und Astronauten” (N#MMER: Magazine for Autists, ADHD Patients, and Astronauts), Berlin

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 6:30 p.m.

Max Liebermann Haus
of the Stiftung Brandenburger Tor
Pariser Platz 7
10117 Berlin

The event is free and will be in German.

Registration is required until April 14, 2016, at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The evening of conversation “Who Is Normal?” is part of the 2016 Berlin Foundations Week (April 19–29) themed “On Human Dignity” and is supported by the Kreis Junge Menschen und Stiftungen of the Stiftung Elemente der Begeisterung.

Photo 1: Speakers from left to right - Frank Jacobi, Maike Rotzoll, Denise Linke_(c) Ivan Schneider

Photo 2: Max Liebermann Haus (c) Elke A. Jung-Wolff
















Max Liebermann Haus (c) Elke A. Jung-Wolff


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