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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…

SDM 15 Dreamers: 30 Dreams: 7 Associations: 46 Hosts: Eliat Aram, Leslie Brissett, Franca Fubini, Debra Noumair THEMES There was a sense of community that pervaded the matrix, many attended or expressed a wish to attend every matrix in this series. An expression about the different quality of listening in this matrix, people associating in […]

Dreamers: 22 Dreams: 7 Associations: 41 Themes Messed up, violence women have to do when men experience themselves as helpless; taking paper from jacket, saw her violence towards her father. One leggedness – being a little bit crippled – behaviour also like that  ABUSE; hidden abuse – father (biological and in religion) – found to […]

Working to open up our ‘Born Digital’ archive. In autumn 2014, the Tavistock Institute established its paper archive at the Wellcome Library – 300 boxes of paper files, catalogued by a dedicated archivist and made available to the world in 2016. It holds a comprehensive record of the formation, establishment and development of the Tavistock Institute […]

  SDM 13 – 10 June 2021 Dreams: 10 Associations: 42 Themes and Hypothesis This matrix felt very heavy. What are the best ways to be in nature and society Fear of the future – of a less human future, fear of change, fear of doing things differently, Fear of contamination –  hybrids, cuckoos in […]

Hosts: Rachel Kelly, Debra Noumair, Carlos Remotti-Breton, Juliet Scott Dreamers: 32 or 33 Dreams: 11 Associations: 53 Themes and Hypothesis No 3: Father, son and holy ghost; priest What it means to be a practitioner right now – desire for this sensemaking space – privileged but essential. Regular people – from India, US, UK, Europe – […]

Hosts: Eliat Aram, Franca Fubini, Monica Velarde, Uma Ravikumar  9 dreams and about 35 associations D1:  I was in a theater and on the stage,  there were 3 entertainers, 2 men and a woman. They were multitalented they could sing, dance, play music. He was very pleased with the offer. At the end of the […]

32 people attended. Hosts: Eliat Aram, Carlos Remote-Breton, Franca Fubini, Patricia Kummel Dream 1: Classical concert: beautiful symphony in a beautiful open theater.  I am in line to buy tickets. I want to buy tickets in the balcony.  Ticket taker is protected from COVID by screens.  Three women are pressing from behind.  I say “You should […]

Hosts and Notes: Rachel Kelly, Heather Stradling, Martha Mens, Susan Long 29 dreamers 6 dreams 51 associations Themes:  Polarities and splits: life and death, heaven and hell, the frozen and the fire, war and freedom, the haves and have nots, dreams and reality. The Matrix felt heavy – as if the dark side of the split held […]

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 […]