#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

Tavistock at ‘Art&Activism’ in Liverpool 2020

Inviting contributions to an arts stream – Across the Universe As one of the first activities under the recently signed Memorandum of Understanding formalising the collaboration between the Tavistock Institute and Christ Church Business School at Canterbury Christ Church University, we are pleased to announce we will be curating a stream of activities at next year’s Art of Management and … Read More

Learning the details: when honoring the past liberates the creativity in the present.

By Antonio Sama Image credit (“Pesca del pescespada a Scilla” (1949) by Renato Guttuso) how the archive inspired a new relationship with my mentor. I was invited recently to contribute to a collective book in memory of my late mentor and friend Professor Giovanni Mastroianni, who died in August 2016. This was intended as a collection of memories from his students … Read More

#4 Social Dreaming Matrix Notes From Wednesday 28 November 2018

Wellcome Library – Tavistock Institute Social Dreaming Matrix No. 4 28th November 2018, 2.00 – 3.30 Facilitators: Rachel Kelly and Tazi Smith The last of a series of four Social Dreaming Matrices held in the Reading Room at the Wellcome Library during November, where members of the public met together to reveal  their dreams and relate them to the world around … Read More

#3 Social Dreaming Matrix Notes From 22nd November

Wellcome Library – Tavistock Institute Social Dreaming Matrix No. 3 22nd November 2018, 7.00 – 8.30 13 people attended and 4 left during the matrix. 7 dreams presented 11 associations Hosts: Eliat Aram and Mannie Sher ‘Inside Out’: First dream introduced into the matrix is about being in Sierra Leone with a girlfriend who is trying to get away from … Read More