To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of D.W. Winnicott's "Playing and Reality", a number of organizations - including the University of Milan, the European Federation for Psychoanalysis, the Italian Association of Psychoanalysis, the Peruvian Psychoanalytic Society, together with the Squiggle Foundation and Winnicott Trust - organized a major international conference on Winnicott's work, entitled "The Psyche-Soma: from Paediatrics to Psychoanalysis". Derived from that conference, "Squiggles and Spaces" looks to update and elaborate Winnicott's theoretical insights and clinical findings.
Mario Bertolini is the Professor of Child Neuropsychiatry and Director of the Winnicottian Studies Program at the University of Milan. Andreas Giannakoulas is President of the Italian Psychoanalytical Association and member of the British Psycho-Analytical Society. Max Hernandez is former Vice-President of the International Psycho-Analytical Association, and member of both the Peruvian and the British Psycho-Analytical Societies. Anthony Molino is General Editor of the 'Disseminations: Psychoanalysis in Contexts' series for Continuum books and Wesleyan University Press.