TIHR 70 Festival Picks 2

TIHR 70 Festival Picks 2

Juliet Scott, Festival Director continues to highlight workshops, performances & events from across the programme.

Juliet Scott, Festival Director continues to highlight workshops, performances and other events from across the different themes and explorations of the four-day programme.

We are also pleased to bring news of a printable version of the programme to help you in selecting and booking events. Please note that this will be subject to change and to check the website for most current version. You can download it here.

North and South: an English workshop

Located and researching in the theme “Towards a new social ecology” Nigel Rooms and Rosy Fairhurst invite you to join them in an intimate workshop that will not shy away from the challenging question of closer to home borders and boundaries and their relationship with equality.

When: Tues 17th October 9.30am – 11am
Where: Swiss Church
Book here

Library Tour & Archive Show & Tell

Come and meet, Elena Carter and Hannah Eyles, the archivist experts who have developed the most intimate of relationships with the Tavistock Institute’s archival material as they select historical and social treasures from the past 70 years. Danny Rees will be giving tours of Wellcome Library stacks, a unique chance to see the material’s new home.

When: Tues 17th October, 2pm – 3.30pm
Where: Wellcome Library
Book here or for Weds 18th October, 12pm – 1.30pm here

Decades On: So where to for Group Relations in South Africa?

Decades on will take us to borders and boundaries further afield in South Africa. Michelle May, Jean Cooper and Peliwe Mnguni present an interactive and visual workshop on how historical lessons might help to influence and guide human/group relations work in South Africa and internationally in the future.

When: Tues 17th October 11.30am – 1pm
Where: Swiss Church
Book here

Before the Beginning and After the End

A rich encounter where the archive will transact with the future. A dialogue event led by Professor Ajeet N. Mathur and Dr Sari Mattila to reflect on beginnings, ends, continuities, discontinuities, transformations and their intended and unintended consequences.  They’ll be using the ‘case’ of the organisational development work carried by TIHR social scientists in the Calico Mills, Ahmedabad experiment in India.

When: Fri 20th October, 2pm – 3.30pm
Where: Swiss Church
Book here

Virtual Simulations

Taking the established elements of time, task and territory and marrying them together with the virtual world this event will explore the dynamics and impact of the broadening boundaries of working life. With TIHR’s Coreene Archer, David Drabble, Mehul Patel, Charlie Bambrough expect to experience these seismic 21st century changes and their effect on the way we relate to each other.

When: Fri 20th October, 11am – 1pm
Where: Swiss Church
Book here

Activating the Alumni and Programme Showcase

Join Anne Benson and Rachel Kelly in their invitation to programme alumni (and anyone interested in TIHR professional development programmes) to participate in an Open Space event to explore and discuss what could be possible in the future. How best to activate and nurture this vibrant body? How to sustain it in its endeavours? What is its Primary Task? What can the Institute do? What can the Alumni do?

When: Fri 20th October, 9.30am – 11.30am
Where: Swiss Church
Book here

Echos of Fraternity

A deeply connecting opening event to the festival. This workshop led by Philippe Lawson and Faisal Hanif Khan will begin by connecting us with feelings such as love and hatred, envy and desire, anger and laughter, violence and tenderness resonating in political terms with identity, gender, community, nationality and racism issues. It will be a workshop that questions the notion of fraternity by bringing to the forefront its relevance and topicality in our interconnected world.

When: Tues 17th October, 9.30am – 1pm
Where: Swiss Church
Book here

Shadow and Light: a participatory and immersive performance

E15 bring us a not to be missed ‘first’ animating the work of Tavistock researchers and the people they worked with in communities, organisations and societies across a 70 year body of work. This artistic response will step off the pages of the archive and into the Swiss Church, where the people, their relationships and their diverse worlds will be recreated and reimagined through their encounters with the contemporary audience.

Tues 17th October 6.15pm – 7.00pm
Weds 18th October 1.00pm – 1.45pm and 6.15pm – 7pm
Where: Swiss Church
Book Tues performance here, Weds performances are here

We are really looking forward to seeing you there.  Watch this space for further festival highlights and updates.

Juliet Scott, Festival Director

Want to know more about the archive?
The catalogue is available for research at Wellcome Library.

The festival will take place from Tuesday 17th October to Friday 20th October 2017.
We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank our partners in this work: Canterbury Christ Church University Business School and Wellcome Library. We are also grateful for the generous sponsorship of SAGE and Wedlake Bell, and a contribution to the festival from the legacy of Group Relations in the Netherlands.

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