STILLPOINT MAGAZINE curates contemporary writers and artists to understand what is behind the I.
STILLPOINT MAGAZINE is a quarterly digital magazine that represents a commitment to producing interdisciplinary—and especially arts, literature, and humanities-inspired—texts that are rooted in psychology, psychoanalysis, and psychiatry. By soliciting the work of contemporary writers, artists, and scholars working on the most urgent topics of our time, Stillpoint Magazine takes a unique, modern approach to exploring selfhood in the 21st century, a focus we share with our core sponsors, PrairieCare Institute’s Center for Applied Psychoanalysis and Stillpoint Spaces and with our affiliate, the nonprofit Stillpoint Engage. As part of our commitment to feature writers, artists, and scholars from marginalized and underrepresented communities and places, we devote a portion of each issue to topics and contributors that align with the mission of Stillpoint Engage: “to alleviate human suffering through the application of depth psychological principles.” Within these relationships, Stillpoint Magazine is an independent project, devoted to expanding widespread public engagement with complex ideas, topics, and artwork.
PRAIRIECARE INSTITUTE’S CENTER FOR APPLIED PSYCHOANALYSIS
Located in the heart of Minneapolis where the vibrant culture of uptown meets the landmarks and institutions of the university and downtown, the PrairieCare Institute is a hub of creative innovation, collaboration, and interdisciplinary action. The PrairieCare Institute’s Center for Applied Psychoanalysis is based on a belief in the broad relevance of psychiatry, psychology, and psychoanalysis today, and on the conviction that these interlinked disciplines can—and must—be mobilized in new ways in the 21st century. In this spirit, the PrairieCare Institute is proud to sponsor the first issue of Stillpoint Magazine and its commitment to public intellectualism, and depth psychology, in the digital age.
ANNE MARIE SPIDAHL Editor-in-Chief
Anne Marie Spidahl is Editor-in-Chief of Stillpoint Magazine, Creative Director of Stillpoint Engage and the PrairieCare Institute’s Center for Applied Psychoanalysis, the mother of two, a literary critic, and the author of the novel NOTHING.
KATE HOLFORD Art Director
Kate Holford is Art Director of Stillpoint Magazine, Deputy Director of Stillpoint Spaces London, an artist, poet, and a curator based in London. Her art practice can be found at WWW.KATEHOLFORD.COM.
SOKOL FERIZI Contributing Editor and Staff Writer
Sokol Ferizi is a writer, poet, and translator based in Berlin, interested in examining interpersonal relations and ethics through life writing. His work includes a book of poems, IN A WORLD WITHOUT GERMANY WE COULD BE SO GOOD TOGETHER, and contributions to magazines such as Starship, Havenot, The Moth, and 212, as well as zines such as Lirindja, Kushtetuta, and Lamella.
RASHIDA TAYLOR Digital Media Manager
Rashida Taylor is a Writer, Fashion Editor, Social Media Whisperer based in London. Encouraged by artistic expressions of the Black experience in all its various forms.
DR STEPHEN SETTERBERG
Stephen Setterberg is a psychiatrist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist who founded and developed the PrairieCare system of clinics and hospitals for children and adolescents in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. While later training in Zurich to become a Jungian analyst, Stephen co-founded Stillpoint Spaces, a forum for psychologically-minded individuals of diverse cultural and educational backgrounds to connect, share, and reflect on questions of personal meaning and social context, utilizing insights from psychoanalysis, psychotherapy and related fields, with centres in Berlin, London, Paris and Zurich. He also co-directs Confer, a UK organisation first established by psychotherapists in 1998 to provide interdisciplinary continuing education for psychotherapists, psychologists and other mental health workers.