NIODA and GRA are pleased to invite you to the Social Dreaming Matrix and Book Launch. With an opening address from David Armstrong from the Tavistock Consultancy Service, NIODA Director of Research and Scholarship Susan Long and Principal Consultant Nuala Dent will then commence a Social Dreaming Matrix. This event is free to attend but registrations are required.
We invite interested GRA Members and Associates to an open meeting on 24 May to initiate the 'Engaging with Racism in Ourselves and Society' project. To brainstorm ideas for activities and events, and to form a Working Group for progressing next steps and coordinating project activities.
This viewing group will meet on five occasions with the same membership to watch together two purposively selected cinematic films, to explore the theme of sociogenic defences as manifested within and by the characters and the societal and organisational systems that produce them, as well as within us as the viewing audience.
Timed to coincide with the GRA Socioanalysis Special Issue on Seeking Asylum, the Tavistock held a talk by David Lawlor & Mannie Sher on their journal paper: "The use of detention as a defence against intolerable social ambivalence towards asylum-seekers".
Tavistock has made a podcast of that talk available to all GRA members.