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Dreaming for the Future, with Dr Franca Fubini and Susan Long

Dreaming for the Future, with Dr Franca Fubini and Susan Long

Inspired by Susan Long’s writing about anticipatory dreams and dreaming for the future, Franca Fubini will explore how the matrix dreams from the past in order to develop dreaming for the future.

Date

Wednesday 19 June 2024, 1pm — 2.30pm
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This ‘Food for Thought’ lunchtime talk will be an online event, taking place via Zoom.

Inspired by Susan Long’s writing about anticipatory dreams and dreaming for the future, Franca Fubini will explore how the matrix dreams from the past in order to develop dreaming for the future. I shall start from the experience of listening to dreams that are rooted in time and space: i.e. first dreams which would connect to the historical time and its context .

The hypothesis is that the matrix, by connecting to the roots and its specific use of time, often would initiate there the journey towards transformation of the thinking of the dreams.

Examples will be brought from consultations and from a series of workshops called ‘Sound, dreams and new thoughts’

The speakers

Susan Long is a Melbourne based academic, organisational consultant and executive coach. Previously Professor of Creative and Sustainable Organisation at RMIT University, she is now Professor Emerita at the National Institute for Organisation Dynamics Australia (NIODA) where she now co-leads their PhD program, and a coach and consultant in private practice. She teaches at INSEAD in Singapore and the University of Divinity in Melbourne where she is involved in coaching programs.

She has consulted to organisational change in the health and justice sectors and coached senior executives across many sectors. She has worked with executives from many different nationalities and from diverse industries, having taught or consulted in the UK, the USA, Ireland, the Netherlands, Germany, Russia, Israel, Thailand and Singapore. She also works as a supervisor and coach for organisational development professionals in Australia and Singapore. She has over 35 years of experience with Group Relations, having been on staff or directed many conferences.

Susan has been in a leadership position in many professional organisations and is an author having published ten books and many articles in books and scholarly journals, is General Editor of the journal Socioanalysis and an Associate Editor with Organisational and Social Dynamics. She is a past member of the Advisory Board for Mental Health at Work with Comcare and of the Board of the Judicial College of Victoria (2011-2016). Susan is a distinguished member of ISPSO.

Fun fact: Susan uses horses to teach leadership

Franca Fubini is based in Italy and works as a psychotherapist, a group analyst and an organizational consultant

She works both in the clinical area and in the field of organisations by consulting public and private institutions, mostly in the Health Service, training schools and socioanalytic research.

She has lectured at the Universities of Perugia, Rome, L’Aquila and she has been Senior Fellow of University College London.

For over 25 years she has been been part of international Group Relations Conferences as a member, consultant and director. Sponsored by il Nodo and in collaboration with Luca Mingarelli she has developed Energy, Creative Collabortion and Wellbeing, a Group Relations Conference where environmental and energetic issues are explored through a somatic approach.

Franca has been supported in that discovery by having worked for many years with the Javanese movement artist Suprapto Suryodarmo and being one of his teachers. She has contributed to the creation of ‘Blossoming in Europe’ a project which  for ten years has connected European countries through artistic and cultural events.

In the 80s she met Gordon Lawrence and started to work with him  at the Social Dreaming project until his death. Lawrence, Lilia Baglioni and Franca have developed and spread the practice of SD in Italy. they hosted the first two editions of the training in Italy and since 2017 in collaboration with her SDiN Colleagues, she has designed a new edition of the training. The third one was codirected with Susan Long, in two streams (AUS and EU) which welcomed a wide geography of participants.

She has been Chair of the Gordon Lawrence Foundation and of Social Dreaming international Network.

Board Director of il Nodo for eleven years. Member of OPUS and of ISPSO.

She has written and published many articles in professional journals and books.

 Essential to her work is how to create mental space and to facilitate the capacity to think freely so that individuals and groups can discover  creative  solutions to their  own problems.

Fun fact: she gets most inspiration from gardening and lying in hot springs in nature.

 

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