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

TIHR 70 Festival Picks 3

Antonio Sama, TIHR Professional Partner and key contributor to the festival team and the ongoing archival work selects his stand out moments from the festival programme. Don’t forget to book your place at our festival centrepiece taking place on Thursday 19th October – a symposium of four thought provoking pieces offering a deep reflection on the meaning of the Institute’s work and history. … Read More

TIHR 70 Festival Symposium

Book your place at ‘In the Shadow & Light of the Archive’. Reimagining Human Relations in Our Time is a festival celebrating 70 years of the Tavistock Institute. At the heart of the festival is the Institute’s archive which over the last two years has been intricately and delicately catalogued at Wellcome Library. On Thursday 19th October we will host the … Read More

Where are the festival venues?

From the early planning stages of the festival the team met to decide where we would like the events to be hosted. It seemed obvious that the festival would take place in the home city of the Tavistock Institute, London and that we would use multiple venues, offering creativity and flexibility for the wide range of events the festival brings … Read More

Carrying our history lightly

TIHR’s Coreene Archer and Rita Keegan of the Women Artist’s Slide Library discuss the relevance, value and unexpected similarities between two very different archives. “We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiralling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.” … Read More

Conversations from the Archive

This is a conversation between Liz Cory-Pearce, Sadie King, and Mannie Sher that unfolded in the Wellcome Library reading room whilst working on the anthropological threads project. It was captured and written by Liz, who, as an anthropologist, was both participating in and observing and recording the reflective conversations as they unfolded. Anthropological Threads was a lunchtime talk that took place at … Read More

What’s our archive got to do with me? The challenges of collective reflection

Susanne Mors from the European Cultural Foundation asks the question what is the archive in the mind as an interesting parallel to TIHR’s own archive as organisational development. Inspired by a meeting with Juliet Scott and Hannah Walsh of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations last February, where we shared some of the stories and challenges related to working through … Read More

TIHR 70 Festival programme goes live

Festival website

We are delighted to launch the website for ‘Reimagining Human Relations in Our Time’, a festival celebrating 70 years of the Tavistock Institute. At the heart of the festival is the Institute’s archive which over the last two years has been intricately and delicately catalogued at Wellcome Library. These two things coinciding – our anniversary and the launch of the … Read More