Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #4: Friday 20 Oct 2017

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #4: Thurs 20 Oct 2017 Thursday 20th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading RoomHosts: Tim Dartington and Debra Noumair Context:  There were 32 people joining the matrix this morning. There was some boundary issues with the announcement for the matrix being a little late and some participants reluctant to sit in the chairs as they were arranged. We noted … Read More

Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #3: Thurs 19 Oct 2017

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #3: Thurs 19 Oct 2017 Thursday 19th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading RoomHosts: Tim Dartington and Mira Erlich- Ginor Context:There were about 30 participants with a 1 to 10 male female ratio mixed ages and a variety of accents of people from different countries. 9 dreams were offered to the matrix. Content: An early theme had to do with danger, … Read More

Best wishes from our friends around the world

We are receiving good wishes and birthday messages from our friends around the world! Here are just a few of them: Dear Eliat, Wishing you and the staff all the best for a wonderful week of celebrations. The program looks superb, and I wish I did not live so far away! with love, Jinette Jinette de GooijerCastlemaine, Vic. 3450 Australia … Read More

Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #2: Wed 18 Oct 2017

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #2: Wed 18 Oct 2017 Tuesday 18th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading RoomHosts: Franca Fubini and Matt Gieve(NB. We changed our designation from Facilitator to Host) Context:25-30 participants present 19 were dreams presented Content: Several key themes emerged from the dreams and association of the second dreaming matrix. The matrix was preoccupied by apocalyptic visions; of flooding, dangerous … Read More

Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #1: Tue 17 Oct 2017

Notes from Festival Social Dreaming Matrices #1: Tue 17 Oct 2017 Tuesday 17th October 10.30-11.45, Wellcome Collection Reading RoomHosts: Debra Noumair and Leslie Brissett (NB. We changed our designation from Facilitator to Host) Context: 35 to 46 members present Gender distribution predominantly female, only 8 men in the Matrix 14 dreams were presented Content: “There is so much fear confusion and unhelpful behaviour … Read More

No Phoenix from the Ashes!

The stock of the Tavi Institute is 70 and we are celebrating its rich history with a true festive bang! “The second anniversary of Mahatma Ghandi’s death falls on January 30, 1950. I did not see him die; I did not see the reaction to the murder in any of the big centres of population; but what I did see was the effect of … Read More

Goodwill greeting from The Rockefeller Foundation

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. As an institution that just recently had our own 100th-year anniversary, we recognize the importance of your tenure and the … Read More

Final Festival Picks

With a week to go to the opening day of Reimagining Human Relations in our Time, there is still time to curate your own festival programme and below we offer final highlights from across the different venues. Don’t forget ‘In the Shadows and Light of the Archive’ our symposium centrepiece of the festival on Thursday 19th October in Conway Hall. Impact of … Read More

Announcing Release of New Material

Since October 2015, the archive of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations has been undergoing a transformation. The cataloguing of the extensive and varied materials for preservation and access has been at the heart of this, and the extent of materials available for consultation is steadily increasing day on day. Each new release of materials reveals more and more about … Read More