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Welcome to the Taos Institute Online Communities Open Space. Please take a moment to introduce yourself.  Then, join in any of the ongoing conversations, ask a question, share a practice, explore a new idea, and participate as we learn and share together about social construction theory, practices and ways of seeing the world. If you want to suggest a new topic for conversation, post that on the right column.

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  • Hello. My name is Dawn Dole and I am the executive director of the Taos Institute. I warmly welcome all of you to the new Taos Online Community space. Our vision for this is that it becomes an active, lively, discussion space for everyone. We hope you will share, explore, inquire, and connect. Let us know your ideas and how you would like to participate.

  • Hello! I am Kristin Bodiford and I am so happy to be part of the Taos Online Community. My life, work, research have been so enriched by my relationships through the Taos Institute. What I am excited about is the possibility to expand the conversations that are possible through using technology and this online space. 

    I am currently teaching at Dominican University Graduate School of Social Work with several primary areas of focus including research practices, family centered and intergenerational policy, trauma informed practices and policies, and relational/collaborative practices. The many conversations and resources around social constructionist ideas have contributed greatly to how I teach, work with communities, and view the many wonderful possibilities that we construct through our relationships with each other. 

    • Dear Kristin, Hello, I heard your webinar a few days ago and I was very enthused with some of the work you are doing in Chicago, that you talked about (please correct me if i am wrong about the city). I immediately saw the applicability of that to so many other parts of the world. Wow! it was great listening and seeing possibilities there.

      • Dear Prateeksha, What a wonderful reply to receive from you! I look forward to having more conversations with you to learn together!

    • Hello again Kristin! Great to connect at TQR!


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    Hi all!!!

    I'm Josep, from Spain and I'm sending a picture from last december international Psychology meeting with Ken, Mary and some people from Latin American.

    I'm very interested in how "evocation" can help us to do relational research, specially with indigeneous cultures in Latin America. In this way I'm working with also Social Psychologist Rosita Suarez from Colombia and we are writing a book on the topic. So, I'm writng another book about the history and present of Human "Mind" using evocation and from a Relational Construction point of wiew.

    I'm working here, with the coordination of Papusa Molina and Rocío Chaveste (From Instituto Kanankil, Yucatán, México), in the Collaborative and Dialogical Practices Program 1st Edition and starting openning the second one.

    And also, I'm starting my collaboartion with Rituu B. Nanda with her project "Counter Stories".

    And a lot of more things... :)

    If you need something from Spain, here I am!

    Best wishes!!!


    • Hi, Josep. Welcome to the site! Could you say a little about "evocation" and how you use it with indigenous cultures? Please tell Papusa I said "hello"!

  • Hi, I am Papusa Molina; member of TIAC (Taos Institute Associates Council); Associate Professor at HGI (Houston Galveston Institute) and TILAC (Taos Institute Latin American Council).  I am the Executive Director of the Kanankil Institute in Merida, Yucatán, Mexico and Professor of Research Methodology.  My interests are the intersections of gender, race, class and sexuality and Dialogical Social Inquiry.  I would love to have conversations about DSI, since it is a new field in Research based on Collaborative and Dialogical Practices. 

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