Since the 9th of November regular Social Dreaming Events (SDEs) have been taking place at Tent City University, Finsbury Square, London, facilitated by the staff and colleagues of the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations.

SDE facilitators are working at St Paul’s and in other cities around the world – Tel Aviv, New York, Melbourne, Bristol, Dublin and elsewhere. Contributions from these centres will appear on this blog.

The task of the SDE is to associate to dreams made available to the Social Dreaming Event in order to make links and find connections between individual thought and social meaning. The social context in which these social dreaming events are taking place is the Occupy movement as a protest against the anti-social consequences of capitalism.

Social Dreaming was invented in 1982 by Dr Gordon Lawrence, a social scientist working at the Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, as a form of enquiry into social phenomena through the use of dreams. This method is now widely recognised and used in many countries.