Working on an organisation’s archive is not just a technical venture aiming at ordering and filing documents.
Working on an organisation’s archive is working on an organisation’s history, on an organisation’s identity and primary task and on how this has been shaped over time and space.
Working on an organisation’s archive is working with ideas, artefacts, people, memories of people, and strong or faded memories of communities…
SDM- 06/05/2021 26 Dreamers Themes: Nomads- what we do and don’t take with us. ‘Now’ on clock- history, what is taken from history… but future could be different. Hope. Hope/movement/warnings… Risk- we can fall- it is a very hard path Second chance to rewrite our path- are we here to make history repeat itself or […]
‘Snakes, Soldiers & Fairytales’ SDM- 29/04/2021 29 dreamers Themes The matrix felt light in a way Talk of gratitude- unusual in a matrix. Softening. Gratefulness for hearing voices on headphones- all in heart. Snakes, Soldiers & Fairytales – sounds like an exciting place to go and have a pint. But […]
SDM 22/4/2021 39 Dreamers 13 dreams, 38 associations Hypothesis The matrix got in touch with an oscillation of despair and hope, the barrenness of the earth and its riches, men and women who cannot be fruitful, the only form of sex is masturbation. The genders are dangerous to each other. There were images of people […]
31 Dreamers 4 Hosts 14 Dreams 43 Associations Themes & Sense Making from 3 Vertices: Vertex 1: Vile/Vials/Violence/Vaccines A recurring image throughout the matrix was the perfume bottle and its shrinking to become something small and reminiscent of a vial. The delicacy and potency of glass also played a feature in an association of glass […]
SDM 8 April 2021 55 dreamers; 24 dreams; 43 associations Synthesis: themes Today’s dreams and associations are full of sticks and shoes. There are a lot of references to either aggression or (the absence of) sexuality: Stick as a weapon- starting forward with stick. Link to phallic function. Childhood sexuality- fetishisation. Shoes as fetish object- […]
43 dreamers 17 Dreams 29 Associations THEMES The official party line vs actual experience: Idea of not knowing who is going to be helpful and who isn’t- can we trust the lawyer? People at health club aren’t listening… is it all just a game? Dependence/distrust of technology: Can’t be without laptops and computers etc- information […]
Around 56 participants 17 dreams 27 associations but missed some Starts in silence D 1. I am preparing a feast for a large group. Vegetarian cooking. Trying new recipe Did not know what I am doing but did my best. People arrived too early for the feast. Confusing. Preparation was not correct. D 2. 40-50 […]
64 attendees including hosts, facilitators. 9 dreams 64 associations What a matrix! It’s been 8 months since the last matrix in June last year – it feels like a continuation of the first one. This is the first matrix session of this series – acknowledged at the end – Spring and the anniversary of what […]
In November 2020 I began a Wellcome Trust funded archival project to catalogue the records of Harold Bridger (1909-2005). Bridger is most recognised as being a psychoanalyst, a founder of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and an organisational consultant. In working from home, I was introduced to the life, work and legacy of Bridger […]
16th and final session of the series. This session was different to the previous ones as it included a 30-minute review of the whole series along with the dreaming matrix and review. 7 dreams – 26 associations 51 participants (incl 3 staff) Themes from the dream matrix and review There were themes to do with […]