Lorena Preta is the Director of the International Research Group Geographies of Psychoanalysis. Full member of Italian Psychoanalytical Society (SPI) and of International Psychoanalytical Association (IPA). Past Editor in chief (2001-2009) of the journal “Psyche” (Journal of psychoanalysis and culture of the Italian Psychoanalytical Society). For many years Scientific Consultant and Director of Spoletoscienza (Meetings of science and culture at the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto). Author of many publications including: Immagini e metafore della scienza (1993); Nuove geometrie della mente (1999); La brutalità delle cose. Trasformazioni psichiche della realtà (2015); Geographies of Psychoanalysis / Encounters between cultures in Teheran (2015); Cartographies of Unconscious / A new Atlas for psychoanalysis (2016).