Dream illustration

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 …

Army officer selection board illustration

Using materials uncovered in the Tavistock archive, join us for a series of events to recreate war period psychology recruitment methods. Test your mettle through a combination of individual and group tests, including word association, thematic apperception, and some moustaches that Henry Wellcome himself would have been jealous of.

Wednesday 16 November 15.00-17.00
Thursday 24 November 19.00-21.00
Friday 2 December 19.00-21.00

In the Reading Room, Wellcome Collection …

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 […]

social dreaming illustration

Tuesday 14th June, 9.15-10.30 Facilitation and write-up: Juliet Scott, Mannie Sher This is the write up of the first social dreaming matrix in the series set in the context of cataloguing the Tavistock Institute’s archive and what is happening in the world today. Albeit not open to the public, the purpose of this opening matrix […]