On Friday 24th June, the day after the EU referendum, we held the first of a series of social dreaming events at the Wellcome Collection’s Reading Room.
These social dreaming events marked the first activities of Tavistock Institute 2017 a cultural project which aims to celebrate and re-imagine the work of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations by making its archival material accessible and engaging newly with it.
Open to the public and held in the Wellcome Collection’s Reading Room we shared and explored our dreams to see what collective meanings we can find. We associated with dreams to consider what they might tell us about our shared experiences and understandings. Will our dreams reflect the thoughts, anxieties and hopes conjured up in each of us as we wonder what happens next?
Note to each of the six sessions can be found in the links below.
Friday, 24th June, 2.00 – 3.15pm (Social Dreaming Note #1)
Thursday, 30th June, 2.00 – 3.15pm (Social Dreaming Note #2)
Thursday, 7th July, 7.00 – 8.15pm (Social Dreaming Note #3)
Thursday 14th July, 7.00 – 8.15pm (Social Dreaming Note #4)
Tuesday 19th July, 1.00 – 2.15pm (Social Dreaming Note #5)
Thursday, 28th July, 3.00 – 4.15pm (Social Dreaming Note #6)
A review of this series of social dreaming will take place, Wed 7 Sep, 2.30pm, Reading Room. This will be a chance for social dreaming facilitators and staff from the Tavistock Institute and Wellcome Library to make sense of this series of events and their extraordinary content. We would love it if participants of the events could join us in this work.
For more information see the TIHR Archive Project blog.
Update: October 2017: More social dreaming will take place during the TIHR 70 Festival – see here.