Chris Blantern, MA
Chris is Joint Managing Director and co-founder of Inter-logics — the UK based communications and network relations consultancy. Inter-logics specializes in the development and application of creative approaches (on-line and face to face) for organizations and communities challenged by increasingly dynamic conditions and relations — like partnerships, networks, cross-boundary collaborations, service integration, stakeholder engagement, participation development etc. Inter-logics is quite well known in the international Social Constructionist and Relational Practice communities — our practice is based on the application of ‘relational stances’ to the challenges of every-day work and life.
Recent assignments include work with corporate giants such as BP Amoco, London Underground and the Mott MacDonald Group as well as ongoing engagements within the UK public services. This work has included a number of key modernization projects within the National Health Service, for the National Assembly for Wales, the Department of Health, the Sector Skills Council for Social Care, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) and the Employers Organization for Local Government.
In particular Chris has developed approaches to working with organizational processes based on Dialogic and Pragmatic perspectives of the organizing capacities of conversational patterns (Patternality not Personality!) and is a published author in this field. He is currently developing this work through a PhD.
In addition to the Inter-logics UK portfolio Chris has also worked for the EU, The Egyptian Government, the Open University in Britain, as well as assignments in Europe (Denmark, Spain, France, Switzerland and Germany) and North America.
Chris is also a semi-professional musician (mando-cello, tenor banjo, tin-whistle) with a liking for Irish and Scottish music.