Complexity, Evaluation & Theory of Change

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The Tavistock Institute’s contribution to current evaluation practice The Tavistock Institute’s contribution to current evaluation practice This talk and discussion explored questions around complexity, systems thinking, learning and impact in contemporary evaluation practice at the Institute. Evaluators at the Tavistock Institute, the country and worldwide are currently fascinated by the opportunities and challenges of complexity thinking. How can we assess … Read More

Uncanny Pleasure: All the Colour Nature Possesses

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Led by established artists Rosalind Fowler and James Holcombe, this hands-on drop in workshop explored the artistic, social, and playful possibilities of tinting 16mm motion picture film using dyes derived from organic plant material from The Garden Museum and beyond. Led by established artists Rosalind Fowler and James Holcombe, this hands-on drop in workshop explored the artistic, social, and playful … Read More

Tavistock Poetry Reading

sam_TFTransacting with the future, Tuesday 17 October

A strong theme among Tavistock Institute practitioners is that they don’t just explore the world through their social science identities, but they also realise the value offered by the creative arts in making sense and communicating complex societal challenges.  Over the last six years poets, artists, storytellers and filmmakers have visited the P3C (Practitioner Certificate in Consulting and Change) programme … Read More

Festival Social Dreaming Matrices

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Letters from the new social ecology, Thursday 19 October, Tuesday 17 October, Wednesday 18 October

What Did You Dream About Last Night? What Did You Dream About Last Night? Festival dreamers you are warmly invited to take part in our daily inquiry to explore what collective meanings we can find from sharing our overnight dreams and what they might tell us about our current shared experiences and understandings. The festival Social Dreaming will follow on … Read More

Past, Present & Future: From the Tavistock Institute Archive

sam_TFFriday 20 October, In the shadow and light of the archive, Thursday 19 October, Tuesday 17 October, Wednesday 18 October

The archive exhibition traces the pioneering work of the Tavistock Institute throughout its 70 year history of applying the social sciences to real life problems. Using archival documents recently brought into the light and made accessible at Wellcome Library, the display positions past, present and future at the heart of Tavistock’s 70th celebrations. These documents reflect the Tavistock Institute’s seminal … Read More

Object Relations: A Still Life Exhibition

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Metalpoint drawings and prints developed from work with the TIHR archive. Metalpoint drawings and prints developed from work with the TIHR archive. Through this exhibition, which took place in the Swiss Church, I bring my ongoing research on the question of art, objects, artefacts, cultural interventions, aesthetic forms in the work of the Tavistock Institute. How they are situated in … Read More

TIHR Projects Over the Decades

sam_TFFriday 20 October, In the shadow and light of the archive, Thursday 19 October, Tuesday 17 October, Wednesday 18 October

Celebrating the past of the Tavistock Institute leading to the present – the presentation will bring previous projects back to life and will give an overview of the Institute’s work during the 70 years of its existence. Celebrating the past of the Tavistock Institute leading to the present – the presentation will bring previous projects back to life and will … Read More

Decades On: So where to for Group Relations in South Africa?

sam_TFLetters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October

Through a visual display we present an historical overview of the group relations work in the Tavistock tradition done in South Africa as a way of thinking about our future contributions through group relations work. We focus on the different organisations/role players that offered and are still offering group relations interventions in the different spheres of daily life in South … Read More

The Earth Body We Live in and its Energetic Resources

sam_TFLetters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October

An action research in Group Relations Conferences (GRC) on social ecology. An action research in Group Relations Conferences (GRC) on social ecology. With the aid of a video Energy, Creative Collaboration and Wellbeing in the organisations’ (ECW), a particular approach to Group Relations work was presented in this workshop that introduced new events focused on body and voice awareness. The … Read More

North/South: an English Workshop

sam_TFLetters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October

There is a ‘great divide’ geographically, demographically, historically, economically, psychologically and even spiritually between the North & South of England. However due to the English propensity for ‘polite egalitarianism’ (if we take Kate Fox’s anthropological study seriously) we would rather overlook this reality than face up to it. There is a ‘great divide’ geographically, demographically, historically, economically, psychologically and even … Read More