Our archive is a cabinet of curiosities: of intimate, beautiful and bizarre dream narratives. Compare your experiences to others or

add your own to our archive. These experiences are not only fun to read and inspirational, but patterns between dreamers and dreams are integral to our research and creative practice. Use these stories as inspiration for your own creations...

We give each dream a unique classmark, which identifies 4 categories plus the author name and year it was dreamt. We categorise dreams according to:

  • Dream Subject: The subject or the central image of the dream (the main essence of the dream or action driving the narrative of the dream- flying, falling, politics, escaping etc) <Indicated by Roman numeral>

  • Dream State: What kind of dream was it/what condition was the dreamer in (nightmare, somnambulism, sleep paralysis, lucid dream etc) <Indicated by number>

  • Sleep Location: Where it was dreamt (e.g. bed, tent, street, public transport, hammock) <Indicated by small letter> 

  • Dream Location: The location within the dream (hybrid location, elemental, urban, unconventional) <Indicated by Big letter>

We update these classmarks according to the dreams people submit- so don't be afraid to submit something that's different!

We have filtered out any discrimantory or inappropriate content however some content may still be triggering (in particular dreams in troublemaking and death). We advise that this archive is not suitable to be used unsupervised by those under 14. Please do get in touch at the bottom of the page if any of the content concerns you.

Metadata system created by Lucie Treacher and Ruby Revell


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