#10 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 4th June

38 participants 18 dreams and 38 associations Preoccupation with female authority, the body, and birth apocalyptic dreams and association perhaps associated with the fear of a second wave of the virus Feelings of loss expressed by members at the lower number of participants perhaps to do with the fact although it is constantly stated that ‘we are in this all together’ … Read More

#9 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 1st June

49 participants 13 dreams and 49 associations – many more associations than dreams – disappointment in hosts vs trying to please by following suggestions – no direct mentioning of Covid-19, maybe indirectly: abundance; shrimps jumping, nature coming in. – looking for giant fathers – looking for the missed, longed for hug for mothers – abandonment repeats itself but also a … Read More

#8 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 28 May

Participants: 559 dreamsOver 50 associations Themes: Rollercoaster of emotions: (overwhelming, intense, sad, angry, loss, helplessness, guilt, shame) Mine as a container: (Digging for the unknown. The SDM is like a mine. Images of being stuck in a mine. The fear of a mine being a landmine. In mines can be hidden dangers (like Covid); canary in the coal mine to … Read More

#7 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 21 May

Participants: 5813 dreamsOver 40 associations Themes: Longing for connection: (how will we connect without shared memories, without touching) The falling apart and estrangement of self: (strange deserted houses; rooms are connected yet detached; Zoom as a metaphor for experience in pandemic; looking into each other’s houses) Loss of Smell and Perfume: (symptom of COVID-19–loss of taste and smell; masks interfere … Read More

#6 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 18 May

51 participants 12 dreams Over 30 associations Main Themes: Search for common language, being connected. Yet the competition, fragmentation across borders. Who has the knowledge? who knows the truth? We were all in one, experiencing pandemia, the world in lockdown; as we move out of lockdown, social distancing shows its effect: isolation, differences, classes and fragmentation come to the foreground. … Read More

#5 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 14 May

65 participants 15 dreams Dozens of associations Dream 1: A house under construction could see old brick walls. Could see cement on household. Space for windows there but not put in. Frames, just empty spaces. Could see the empty spaces but no one there. I was flying in the air looking at the spaces. Dream 2: I see a colleague (David … Read More

#3 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 7 May 2020

If we didn’t know the context of the dreams, would we have been able to guess that they were dreamt during Covid-19 times? 59 participants – about 35 female/ 25 male 16 dreams 22 associations Themes: Going to unfamiliar places Beaches / Bitches Nature is nature Extinct Elm trees Felines: tiger, jaguar, kittens Lack of aggression Constipation, non-dreams, not remembering, … Read More

#1 Social Dreaming Matrix during the Covid-19 pandemic. Notes from 30 April 2020

During this matrix, everyone had their video off and were on mute unless they were speaking – an invitation to the unconscious. 46 participants – about 30 female/16 male 20 dreams 26 associations Themes: Boundaries – blurred and strict Fear and anger Overwhelm Authority – contradiction and ambiguity Sacrifice Ethics and justice What new world after and how? The matrix … Read More