Crossing Borders

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

The video, Crossing Borders visualises the journeys of people experiencing forced migration. Based on performances of a Slow Walk in Australia and Denmark, the video explores the nature of boundaries – real and symbolic, lived and imagined – in the observed experiences of groups walking through time and space, and in a public space. A Slow Walk is a performance … 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

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Home Page, Thursday 19 October, Transacting with the future, Tuesday 17 October, Wednesday 18 October

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

Customising TIHR Traditions: Dialogue Towards an International Symposium

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Home Page, Wednesday 18 October

This event provided an opportunity to collectively reflect on: “How the TIHR traditions influence my practice of … in dealing with … and what and how I have customised for my particular situation or circumstance”. This event provided an opportunity to collectively reflect on: “How the TIHR traditions influence my practice of … in dealing with … and what and … Read More

Democracy at Risk: How Group Relations Illuminates

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Wednesday 18 October

We believe group relations work is ultimately a means to transformation. In this talk we present our own experiences of using group relations in service of teaching, learning and facilitating engagement across multiple contexts and diverse populations in organisations and in society. We believe group relations work is ultimately a means to transformation. In this talk we present our own … Read More

From ‘Authority & Leadership’ to Identities & Cultures in Violent Conflict

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Wednesday 18 October

In this talk we describe a process of progression and shift in the application of Group Relations. In a personal, professional, and organisational journey, we move from an initial significant learning experience to the unique application and method of intervention in deeply ingrained and resistant residues of traumatic histories and their present impact. The integration of individual, meta-individual, group and … Read More

New Wine in Old Bottles – Intransigent Problems of Health & Social Care

sam_TFEvolving practice and the informed society, Wednesday 18 October

Fifty years ago Tavistock Institute consultants Isabel Menzies Lyth and Eric Miller carried out action research studies of hospital and institutional care. Their social and psychological analysis of the intransigent problems in delivering appropriate care to vulnerable people in society are as relevant now as they ever were. Fifty years ago Tavistock Institute consultants Isabel Menzies Lyth and Eric Miller … Read More