We are delighted to launch the website for ‘Reimagining Human Relations in Our Time’, a festival celebrating 70 years of the Tavistock Institute.

At the heart of the festival is the Institute’s archive which over the last two years has been intricately and delicately catalogued at Wellcome Library. These two things coinciding – our anniversary and the launch of the archive – are a great cause for celebration because the insights of our forebears as they tackled past societal challenges, which we have always drawn upon as an organisation, are now available to you […]

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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…

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #4: Fri 20 Oct 2017 Friday 20th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading Room Hosts: Tim Dartington and Debra Noumair Context:  There were 32 people joining the matrix this morning. There was some boundary issues with the announcement for the matrix being a little late and some participants reluctant to sit in the chairs […]

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #3: Thurs 19 Oct 2017 Thursday 19th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading Room Hosts: Tim Dartington and Mira Erlich- Ginor Context: There were about 30 participants with a 1 to 10 male female ratio mixed ages and a variety of accents of people from different countries. 9 dreams were offered to the matrix. Content: An […]

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #2: Wed 18 Oct 2017 Wednesday 18th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading Room Hosts: Franca Fubini and Matt Gieve(NB. We changed our designation from Facilitator to Host) Context: 25-30 participants present 19 were dreams presented Content: Several key themes emerged from the dreams and association of the second dreaming matrix. The matrix was […]

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #1: Tue 17 Oct 2017 Tuesday 17th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading Room Hosts: Debra Noumair and Leslie Brissett (NB. We changed our designation from Facilitator to Host) Context: 35 to 46 members present Gender distribution predominantly female, only 8 men in the Matrix 14 dreams were presented Content: “There is so […]

We are receiving best wishes and birthday messages from our friends around the world!

Here are just a few of them…

The stock of the Tavi Institute is 70 and we are celebrating its rich history with a true festive bang! ….

The 70th anniversary of the Tavistock Institute is a significant achievement that deserves all our admiration and attention. 

Congratulations on organizing yet another incredible festival.

We so wish that we could be there with all of you on this special occasion….