On Thursday 7th November just before 10am, a group of us gathered at St. Luke’s Community Centre in Shoreditch, ready to begin an exploratory day that would delve deep into the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations’ (TIHR) archive. As the Tavistock Institute’s CEO Dr Eliat Aram stated in her opening speech, art has a way […]

This post by Karen Kiss, an archive student working with the Born Digital material, explores the Tavistock Institute’s archives on its annual Leicester conference, highlighting the importance of the reports and feedback written about the event and the ethical considerations linked to working with them. The archives blog has explored many of the fascinating documents […]

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….

Did you attend any of our social dreaming matrices over the past six weeks, or are you curious to see what we explored in the sessions? If so we invite you to attend a review session on Wednesday 7th September at 3pm in the Wellcome Collection Reading Room. (Please note the original time has changed, the event […]

Social Dreaming Matrix #6: Thursday 28 July 2016,  Wellcome Collection Reading Room  Facilitation and write-up: Elena Carter and Mannie Sher No. of people present: 44 + 2 onlookers + 1 baby; a number of people came and left over the course of the session. No. of Dreams: 20 No. of Associations: 57 **A review of this […]

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Social Dreaming Matrix #3: Thursday 7th July: Wellcome Collection Reading Room Facilitation and write up Camilla Child and Antonio Sama 12 dreams were presented 23 plus associations made 23 people were present in total. People joined late and left early and at the end there were 15 people remaining, including the facilitators of the matrix The matrix The […]

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Social Dreaming Matrix #2: Thursday 30 June, 2016, 2pm-3.15pm: Wellcome Collection Reading Room Facilitation and write-up: Elizabeth Cory-Pearce, Mannie Sher 25 people attended 13 dreams were presented to the matrix 20+ associations were made Several dreams were about being out of control, rising up or falling down. Because emotions seem to be out of control […]

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Social Dreaming Matrix #1: Friday 24th June, 2016, 2pm-3.15pm: Wellcome Collection Reading Room Facilitation and write-up: Juliet Scott, Mannie Sher An additional social context was offered for this matrix as it took place the morning after the UK’s referendum on leaving the European Union. Many participants came from the Wellcome Collection States of Mind exhibition. 32 people […]