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Social Dreaming Matrix: Being & Becoming in the 2020 Crisis

May 21, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Social Dreaming Matrix invitation

To shed more light on the workings of the collective unconscious in unsettling times, the newly formed Laboratory for Social Choreography at Duke University is pleased to host a weekly Social Dreaming Matrix.

Originally discovered by Psychoanalyst Gordon Lawerence at the Tavistock Institute in the 1980s, Social Dreaming has become a widely respected and applied practice. In each Matrix, participants share past nighttime dreams or share associations with those that have been shared. Through a structured process, often-unexpected connections between ideas to emerge. Social Dreaming is thus a way to explore subconscious concerns or ideas that may be more widely shared. Moreover, the practice of Social Dreaming Matrix enables a collective capacity for associative thinking, allowing for new thought to emerge.

The Laboratory for Social Choreography is dedicated to developing new ways of thought and action to better respond to social challenges as they emerge. In this moment of global pandemic, the Social Dreaming Matrix is offered as a way to consider our thoughts in a new context.

Join us, listen or engage! There will be a short introduction before each matrix, hosted each Thursday in May from 1pm-2:30pm EDT. Follow the link below or join Zoom Meeting 807 020 761. The meeting is password-protected. Kindly email Laboratory for Social Choreography Director Michael Klien for the password.

Join Social Dreaming Matrix

Presented in partnership with the Centre for Social Dreaming (UK), Institute for Social Choreography (DE) and R.I.C.E. (Greece).


May 21, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Laboratory for Social Choreography at the Kenan Institute for Ethics