Robert Rowland Smith



London, UK

Through philosophy, writing, and his work with the systemic constellation process, Robert explores what it means to be human.

Robert Rowland Smith, a British philosopher, author, constellator, and founder of DynamicsofPower, explores the fundamental question of what it means to be human. In his latest book, AutoBioPhilosophy: An Intimate Story of What it Means to be Human (2018), he shares his life story involving a love triangle, office politics, police raids, illegal drugs, the academic elite, and a near-death experience. By using deeply personal experiences, he investigates the recurring patterns, unconscious motives, and social forces that govern our behavior, to offer new ways into human psychology.

Robert is the author of seven books including the bestseller Breakfast with Socrates (2009) and the award-winning On Modern Poetry (2012). In addition, he wrote the text for the artist book by Israeli photographer Ori Gersht, entitled Gersht’s Ghosts (2012). He also contributed a foreword to the 2015 design publication, Patternity: A New Way of Seeing (2015).

Alongside his literary career, Robert works as a business advisor and is one of Europe’s foremost practitioners of the Systemic Family Constellations approach. He offers both personal and organisational constellations for individuals and businesses, including one at the House.