Social Dreaming Research


The ‘investigation or experimentation aimed at the discovery and interpretation of facts, revision of accepted theories or laws in the light of new facts, or practical application of such new or revised theories or laws.’ (Merriam-Webster) 

We are presently at a turning point in Social Dreaming, with its community having passed through a difficult stage of mourning for the passing of its founder, Gordon Lawrence, and re-emergence with new ideas and a determination to both honour Gordon’s work yet move on to further develop Social Dreaming for the benefit of all interested stakeholders. This turn in is represented in two recent publications: Social Dreaming, Associative Thinking and Intensities of Affect by Julian Manley, and Social Dreaming: Philosophy, Research, Theory and Practice edited by Susan Long and Julian Manley. As part of this development, the Centre for Social Dreaming offers a space for research. We invite researchers who are interested in Social Dreaming or associated methods to join this community to to develop further research and theories of Social Dreaming and to discover its potential for current and future academic research.

Julian Manley, jymanley@uclan.ac.uk