#10 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 20th May

32 people attended. Hosts: Eliat Aram, Carlos Remote-Breton, Franca Fubini, Patricia Kummel Dream 1: Classical concert: beautiful symphony in a beautiful open theater.  I am in line to buy tickets. I want to buy tickets in the balcony.  Ticket taker is protected from COVID by screens.  Three women are pressing from behind.  I say “You should be socially distant.” Either they … Read More

#8 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 6th May 21

SDM- 06/05/2021 26 Dreamers Themes: Nomads- what we do and don’t take with us.   ‘Now’ on clock- history, what is taken from history… but future could be different.  Hope. Hope/movement/warnings… Risk- we can fall- it is a very hard path Second chance to rewrite our path- are we here to make history repeat itself or to make other choices? Language- … Read More

#7 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 29th April 21

‘Snakes, Soldiers & Fairytales’ SDM- 29/04/2021 29 dreamers Themes     The matrix felt light in a way   Talk of gratitude- unusual in a matrix.  Softening. Gratefulness for hearing voices on headphones- all in heart. Snakes, Soldiers & Fairytales –  sounds like an exciting place to go and have a pint.     But then, what about the ‘silent … Read More

#6 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 22nd April 21

SDM 22/4/2021 39 Dreamers 13 dreams, 38 associations HypothesisThe matrix got in touch with an oscillation of despair and hope, the barrenness of the earth and its riches, men and women who cannot be fruitful, the only form of sex is masturbation. The genders are dangerous to each other. There were images of people carrying drugs in their stomachs;  risking … Read More

#5 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 15th April 21

31 Dreamers4 Hosts14 Dreams43 Associations Themes & Sense Making from 3 Vertices: Vertex 1: Vile/Vials/Violence/Vaccines A recurring image throughout the matrix was the perfume bottle and its shrinking to become something small and reminiscent of a vial. The delicacy and potency of glass also played a feature in an association of glass vehicles to carry mummified bodies to a museum … Read More

#4 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 8th April 21

SDM 8 April 202155 dreamers; 24 dreams; 43 associationsSynthesis: themes Today’s dreams and associations are full of sticks and shoes. There are a lot of references to either aggression or (the absence of) sexuality: Stick as a weapon- starting forward with stick.Link to phallic function. Childhood sexuality- fetishisation. Shoes as fetish object- not used for what they could be used … Read More

#3 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 1st April 21

43 dreamers  17 Dreams  29 Associations  THEMES  The official party line vs actual experience: Idea of not knowing who is going to be helpful and who isn’t- can we trust the lawyer?  People at health club aren’t listening… is it all just a game?  Dependence/distrust of technology: Can’t be without laptops and computers etc- information coming back is not helpful … Read More

#2 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 25th March 21

Around 56 participants 17 dreams 27 associations but missed some Starts in silence D 1. I am preparing a feast for a large group. Vegetarian cooking. Trying new recipe Did not know what I am doing but did my best. People arrived too early for the feast. Confusing. Preparation was not correct. D 2. 40-50 people waiting, looking at me, … Read More

#1 Social Dreaming Matrix: Covid-19 a year on. Notes from 18th March 21

64 attendees including hosts, facilitators. 9 dreams 64 associations What a matrix! It’s been 8 months since the last matrix in June last year – it feels like a continuation of the first one.  This is the first matrix session of this series – acknowledged at the end – Spring and the anniversary of what was happening last spring.  Perhaps … Read More

Harold Bridger in his own words

In November 2020 I began a Wellcome Trust funded archival project to catalogue the records of Harold Bridger (1909-2005). Bridger is most recognised as being a psychoanalyst, a founder of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations and an organisational consultant. In working from home, I was introduced to the life, work and legacy of Bridger through a series of oral … Read More