Before the Beginning and After the End

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Transacting with the future

This Dialogue Event, originally created and designed by Dr Sari Mattila, drew on Gadamerian hermeneutics, Bionian concept of container-contained, Winnicottian notion of play and Buberian philosophy of dialogue, introducing new dimensions to dialogue praxis. It’s an event that has been offered in Group Relations Conferences since 2010. This Dialogue Event, originally created and designed by Dr Sari Mattila, drew on … 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

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

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

History at Work: Building Organisational Memory, Empathy & Compassion

sam_TFIn the shadow and light of the archive, Thursday 19 October

In recent years there has been a turn towards interest in history, due to both heritage interest and scholarly enquiry. This has provoked an admirable amount of scholarly publishing, including in the pages of Human Relations. Drawing on this interest, this is a two-hour dialogic interdisciplinary session which first examines choice sections from Tavistock historiography, for example from H.V. Dicks’ … Read More

From Dystopias to Desirable Futures in Human Relations

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Transacting with the future

Visioning the steps inbetween Visioning the steps inbetween The event took participants on a compelling journey in the possible futures of human relations. It was divided into three phases. Beginning from collective dystopic images that pervade our collective imagination (through cinema, video-games, mass-media, etc.) we approached the following questions: considering human relations in 2050, what sort of world would we … Read More

Acting in the Here & Then: The Theatre of Working Together, 2017-2087

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Transacting with the future

Acting in the Here and Then: The Theatre of Working Together, 2017-2087 offered participants an experience of creative engagement with the potential for the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations’ (TIHR) work over the next 70 years, drawing on practices fundamental to many actors, directors, and crew in the work of creating live theatre. In an active, experiential, and (above all) … Read More

Virtual Simulations

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Transacting with the future

Drawing on group relations methodologies, this event took the established elements of time, task and territory and marries them together with the virtual world. Drawing on group relations methodologies, this event took the established elements of time, task and territory and marries them together with the virtual world. The event explored the dynamics and impact of the broadening boundaries of … Read More

Activating the Alumni & Programme Showcase

sam_TFFriday 20 October, Home Page, Transacting with the future

There are now thousands of people in Britain and across the world who have participated in the Leicester conference and other Tavistock Institute of Human Relations (TIHR) programmes over the years. Many of whom have been inspired to use what they have learnt both personally and in their professional lives. There are now thousands of people in Britain and across … 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