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 […]

This is a conversation between Hannah Eyles, Tavistock Institute archivist and Amy Proctor, the Tavistock Clinic archivist. In 2016 London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) were successful in securing a Wellcome Trust grant to undertake an innovative two year project to catalogue and index the corporate and clinical records of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, […]

With a week to go to the opening day of Reimagining Human Relations in our Time, there is still time to curate your own festival programme and below we offer final highlights from across the different venues. Don’t forget ‘In the Shadows and Light of the Archive’ our symposium centrepiece of the festival on Thursday 19th October […]

TIHR’s Coreene Archer and Rita Keegan of the Women Artist’s Slide Library discuss the relevance, value and unexpected similarities between two very different archives.

“We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiralling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.”

These are the words of the writer Shirley Abbott and I think they contain a deep truth. For me, they are relevant and equally meaningful to an individual and to an organisation. In this piece, I apply their truth to both individual and organisation through the lens of exploring the creation of an archive, a body of work which too is passed from generation to generation. With the passage of time how we think about and understand information changes […]