During a typical life span a human spends an average of 6 years dreaming. And yet dreams continue to remain both a scientific and societal mystery. The International Archive of Dreams is a library/archive and floating boat museum dedicated to dreaming, which invites people to document their dream experiences and participate in workshops, drink tea and dream. In 2018-19, the museum hosted monthly events, using sublimely ridiculous dream narratives as inspiration for theatrical and musical performance. Our online archive is accessible to all, where people can share their dreams and discover others’.
Regardless of class or race, be you vegetarian or kleptomaniac, princess or pirate, homeless or at home, we all dream. This is one surreal yet beautiful human/animal phenomena that connects us all. This space (both online and on water) celebrates this idea and encourages all members of the community to come on board and share their stories. That it floats is of the utmost importance: the space must be able to reach multiple communities, move and disappear…
Lucie Treacher : Founder and Creative Director
Lucie is a musician and an artist, but wishes she was a starfish. Lucie has created work for venues such as the Southbank Centre, Kings Place, the Cadogan Hall and the Saatchi Gallery, as well as on beaches, in subterranean caves and in bathrooms.
Catalin Filip: Visual Designer and Sculptor
Catalin is an architect at Stein Studio and a sculptor and designer. Catalin has created pavillions and community spaces in Europe and Africa, with a focus on eco-architecture. Catalin lives on a houseboat and repurposes objects to create bespoke sculptures.
Josie Malinowski : Oneirologist (Dream expert)
Josie is a lecturer in Psychology at the University of East London and dream researcher.
Her interests in psychology range from consciousness, altered states of reality, the default mode of thinking, embodied cognition, to Conceptual Metaphor Theory, and much more.
Ruby Revell : Archivist and Creative Contributor
Ruby is an artist, calligrapher and librarian. Originally from Cornwall, Ruby studied at Central Saint Martins and creates experimental immersive theatre and other peculiar phenomena.