In this lunchtime talk, David Armstrong leads a conversational session based upon his recent paper ‘Psychoanalytic Study and the Ethical Imagination’. Over the past two or three years I have from time to time found myself looking back to the origins of the particular tradition of working and engaging with groups and organisations that has been […]

Part 2 Social Dreaming #5: Tuesday 28th February: Wellcome Collection Reading Room

Facilitation and write-up: Anne Benson and Rachel Kelly

The final matrix of this series. 22 people joined. A matrix of few dreams and many associations. The dreams were vivid and detailed […]

Part 2 Social Dreaming #5: Tuesday 22nd February: Wellcome Collection Reading Room

Facilitation and write-up: Camilla Child and Sol Szekir-Papasavva

24 people came to the matrix and 22 stayed
27 dreams were presented and 24 associations made […]

Part 2 Social Dreaming #4: Tuesday 7th February: Wellcome Collection Reading Room

Facilitation and write-up: Coreene Archer and Heather Stradling

15 people attended and all stayed
10 dreams were presented and over 35 associations made. […]

When we visited the Tavistock Institute archive in 2013 it looked like it had seen better days. It consisted of box files pushed into cupboards. But all the documents were intact and are now gradually being catalogued, thanks to Juliet Scott and her team at the TIHR Archive Project, with support from the Wellcome Library […]

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Part 2 Social Dreaming #3: Tuesday 24th January: Wellcome Collection Reading Room Facilitation and write up: Eliat Aram and Matthew Gieve The third Social Dreaming event for 2017 had 17 dreamers, 12 of whom stayed until the end of the session 9 dreams were presented 45 associations were made The Matrix 9 Dreams told a […]

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Part 2 Social Dreaming #2: Thursday 19th January: Wellcome Collection Reading Room

Facilitation and write up: Elizabeth Cory-Pearce and Mannie Sher
The second Social Dreaming event for 2017 had

16 dreamers, 12 of whom stayed until the end of the session
11 dreams were presented
Forty four or so associations were made […]

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Part 2 Social Dreaming #1: Thursday 12th January: Wellcome Collection Reading Room Facilitation and write up: Valerie Brown and Juliet Scott The first Social Dreaming event for 2017 had 29 dreamers, 17 of whom stayed until the end of the session, Twelve dreams were presented, Forty four or so associations were made The Matrix The […]

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It’s nearly six months since Friday 24th June when we kicked off the first series of Social Dreaming matrices in the Wellcome Library Reading Room. Brexit was unfolding, dreams were colourful and colourless, uncertainty prevailed. The questions we took in to these were on dreams and archival practice, on what happens in the recovery and relocation of an organisation’s archive and the relationship of this material to the world we live in now …

Celebrating 70 years of becoming more humane We would like to invite you to join us for a four day festival that we promise will be as Tavistock as the Institute has ever been: experiential, interpretative, imaginative, interdisciplinary, rigorous, forward looking, learningful and above all participative. The reason for the festival? 70 years of the […]