Impact of Tavistock Group Relations & Individual Consultation

sam_TFLetters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October

Impact of Tavistock group relations and individual consultation on my work as a leader, practitioner and thinker. Impact of Tavistock group relations and individual consultation on my work as a leader, practitioner and thinker. This panel discussion will have three people – Ralph Woolf, Olya Khaleelee and Gilles Amado – talking about the impact of Tavistock thought, group relations, systems … Read More

Learning from young leaders in the Peruvian Amazon

sam_TFHome Page, Letters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October

An invitation from the Amazon An invitation from the Amazon A chance to interact with the work and learning of young leaders in the Peruvian Amazon and engage in intercultural dialogue. The origin of this curatorial event is with young people who have experienced and learned from the Adaptation of Group Relations in the Peruvian Amazon. We seek to exchange … Read More

BED

sam_TFLetters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October

Bed is a street theatre event devised and performed by members of Entelechy’s Elders Performance Company highlighting stories of loneliness and isolation that affect many of their peers. Bed is a street theatre event devised and performed by members of Entelechy’s Elders Performance Company highlighting stories of loneliness and isolation that affect many of their peers. The performances took place … Read More

A Participatory Performance: Shadows and Light

sam_TFLetters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October, Wednesday 18 October

A participatory immersive performance bringing to life Tavistock researchers and the people they worked with in communities, organisations and societies across a 70 year body of work. This artistic response steps off the pages of the archive and into the Swiss Church, where the people, their relationships and their diverse worlds were recreated and reimagined through their encounters with the … Read More

Living Archive Conversations

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You are invited to join an informal conversation group about the earlier years of the Tavistock Institute and its interaction with and impact on ‘partner’ organisations and to contribute your memories and reflections. Our shared lived experiences may add important additional material to the Archive, and call to memory where we have travelled from, which may throw new light on … Read More

Crossing Borders

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

A video event, 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 … Read More

Complexity, Evaluation & Theory of Change

sam_TFLetters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October

The Tavistock Institute’s contribution to current evaluation practice The Tavistock Institute’s contribution to current evaluation practice This talk and subsequent discussion will explore 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 … Read More

Uncanny Pleasure: All the Colour Nature Possesses

sam_TFLetters from the new social ecology, Tuesday 17 October

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

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

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