Situational Archaeology is a method for active reflection, which Tove Wiréen lectures and teaches. The method enhances the ability to deal with conflicts or problems. This a tacit, practical knowledge - just like riding a bike is: Once you learn how, you just go through the motions - and that propells you forward. The method is the result of her MFA from the Academy of Music and Drama at Gothenburg University, 2012-2014.
Acting: Tove Wiréen is a swedish actress and performer who has worked with theatre, film och TV since 1999, when she completed a BFA from the Academy of Music and Drama at Gothenburg University, 1996-1999.
If we equate free thinking with free, wild and unaccountable animals, the need for a methodology becomes clearer: Freedom from responsibility means i.a. that the herd mentality rules. It is absolutely free, it is natural, beautiful - but also chaotic: instincts rule, violence or the threat of violence is the main implement to maintain power; in battles the stronger always prevails. If we want to be able to utilize the force of animals/thoughts constructively, we need to be able to control them through methodology: We "break them in", i.e. incorporate common grounds other than the natural ones in order to be able to cooperate with them in the direction we desire. Regarding human thinking there are many different methods for this: upbringing, social control, cultural rules, education, indoctrination, religion, tradition, to name a few.
The exertion of Situational Archeology safeguards the thoughts of each individual from unwelcome or untoward influence. The premises we proceed from are:
Applying Situational Archaeology, one can condition oneself to become increasingly better at constructively resolving conflicts and to get out of a seemingly fixed setting. Self-esteem is also strengthened and the result is a more sustainable work environment for everyone.