constructivist ideas in practice

lab notes


'lab notes' is the regular online magazine from ICP International Lab, one of my newer and most favourite projects, supporting people who are interested in, or working with, Personal Construct Psychology. Based at the Institute for Constructivist Psychology in Padua, the Lab aims to be an international hub for all things PCP.


Each edition of 'lab notes' features 4 links or articles which we have found interesting and inspiring from constructivist point of view. The editions so far carry a huge range of topics, with a focus on identity, diversity, sociality, creativity, meaning-making, and the search for constructive alternatives.

All 12 editions of 'lab notes' are now online to read or download here

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Booking is now open for Alpine Tales 2019!!

This will be the 5th year of Alpine Tales, an annual experiment in constructivist living and learning - everyone a teacher, everyone a learner, everyone contributing to the programme and the housekeeping.

Our alpine home is in the beautiful and magical setting of San Martino di Castrozza, from 20 - 24 February 2019.


Full details here:

The 2019 theme is 'Bodies & Borders' - offers of workshops and creative activities are always welcomed. An unforgettable learning experience, plus skiing and/or winter walks - come and join us!

I am very pleased to introduce you to my new book, published by Metambesen:

'New Worlds in Old Stones'

This is a collection of my photographs, showing small fragments of stone steps, old walls, and churchyard stones. From a constructivist perspective, it could be seen as an exercise in a different way of looking, echoing perhaps the famous quote of Proust, that 'the real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes'.

It is free to browse and download here - I hope you enjoy it!

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Many thanks to the editorial team of Rivista Italiana di Costruttivismo for inviting me to contribute a personal memory of Helen Jones to accompany the re-publication of one of her papers.

I hope that those who knew Helen will recognise her here, and those who never met her might be inspired by these little glimpses of her practice.

Helen Jones - a personal memory

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