Nov 19

Josh Cohen Millennium Talk

Be Careful What You Work For

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

People love asking us what we want to be when we grow up. But what if they’re asking the wrong question? Josh Cohen believes there’s a big problem with the way work dominates our lives, and has a vision for a future where work takes a back seat.

5.00 – 6.30 PM   Millennium Talk

• Tickets: 5€
• Talk and debate in English
• For young minds only (aged 14-18yrs)
• Location: Espace Lumen, Chaussée de Boondael 32-36, 1050 Ixelles 

BOOK HERE [Registration is compulsory]


Professor Josh Cohen is an academic, practising psychoanalyst, and writer. Cohen is a prolific writer, and his latest book, Not Working: Why we have to stop (2019), radically rethinks our obsession of constant work and seek to live a more fulfilled existence through inactivity. Exploring exhaustion through both literary portrayals and the real burned-out patients he meets in his practice, he investigates the interactions between psychoanalysis, literature and philosophy – and how they all can improve society.


  • Not Working: Why We Have to Stop (2019)
  • The Private Life: Why We Remain in the Dark (2014)
  • How to Read Freud (2005)

Millennium Talks are an opportunity for young audiences (aged 14-18yrs) to interact – listen and talk – with inspiring and innovative thinkers and do-ers from around the world, on subjects relevant to you, in a relaxed context.