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1 "Despacho" is a Candomblé practice, an African Brazilian religion. It consists in making offerings to the orixás, divine forces, in order to realize wishes. (back)

Suely Rolnik is a psychoanalyst and Professor at the Catholic University of São Paulo, where she directs the Center for Research on Subjetctivity at the Clinique Psychology doctoral program. She is the author of many books, among them, in collaboration with Félix Guattari, Micropolítica. Cartografias do desejo [1986], 6th edition, 2000, published in USA by Semiotext/MIT (in the press). She has translated many works into Portuguese, among them, Deleuze and Guattari's "Thousand Plateaus," and Deleuze's "Francis Bacon Logique de la Sensation". She has delivered many lectures in the Americas and Europe, among them at Documenta X (Kassel). She has also written many articles for books, art journals, exhibition catalogues and newspapers in the Americas and Europe.