Thinking Together – an Experiment


Thinking Together – an Experiment
is based on the theory and practice of the American quantum physicist David Bohm, who maintains that there is a self-regulating mechanism within a group of people that allows large groups of people to speak without a moderator.

David Bohm claims that you never think alone and that your thinking is always related to the thinking of others. According to him, conversation is the place where you can investigate and readjust the patterns of this collective thinking with each other. As a quantum physicist, he was interested in the chaos and underlying order exhibited by small moving particles. Later in life, he became interested in the chaos and underlying order in our thinking and speaking, and he called for carrying out conversations in which the chaos, frustration and irritations can be seen.

Thinking Together Revisited
During The Gathering, together with experts with practical experience such as teachers, programme makers, debate leaders and politicians, we will investigate what is needed now to create a safe, free and experimental space in which patterns can be observed and broken. How do safe and good spaces relate to the free space proposed by Bohm?

Thu 20 October 2022
10:00
Meervaart, Meer en Vaart 300, 1068 LE Amsterdam
and The Beach, Notweg 38K, 1068 LL Amsterdam

The Gathering – working groups consist of four days during which we will work with international guests and artists and hopefully you too! During the first two days, we will shed new light on existing work in two different in-depth working groups. This is followed by a two-day public program with performance and debate. Read more.

 

Fri 21 October 2022
10:00
Meervaart, Meer en Vaart 300, 1068 LE Amsterdam
en The Beach, Notweg 38K, 1068 LL Amsterdam

The Gathering – working groups consist of four days during which we will work with international guests and artists and hopefully you too! During the first two days, we will shed new light on existing work in two different in-depth working groups. This is followed by a two-day public program with performance and debate. Read more.

 

Sat 22 October 2022
10:00
Meervaart, Meer en Vaart 300, 1068 LE Amsterdam
and The Beach, Notweg 38K, 1068 LL Amsterdam

The Gathering – public programme is a rich and full programme of performance and debate:

Saturday 22 October | Inspiration or appropriation?
Time Loop Revisited | 10am – 2pm  | lunch included
Agonistic Conversation | 10am – 2pm | lunch included
Debate | 2am-5pm

Sunday 23 October | Safe or brave?
Thinking Together Revisited – 10am-2pm | lunch included
Debate | 2pm-5pm

You can choose to join the full program on both days. Or opt for a single day or a separate conversation. More information.

Sun 23 October 2022
10:00
Meervaart, Meer en Vaart 300, 1068 LE Amsterdam
and The Beach, Notweg 38K, 1068 LL Amsterdam

The Gathering – public programme is a rich and full programme of performance and debate:

Saturday 22 October | Inspiration or appropriation?
Time Loop Revisited | 10am – 2pm  | lunch included
Agonistic Conversation | 10am – 2pm | lunch included
Debate | 2am-5pm

Sunday 23 October | Safe or brave?
Thinking Together Revisited – 10am-2pm | lunch included
Debate | 2pm-5pm

You can choose to join the full program on both days. Or opt for a single day or a separate conversation. More information.