Conversations About Relational Research for Social Transformation
Dates: March 14-15, 2016
Virtual Host Location: University of Puerto Rico
Virtual Connections: Anywhere in the World. Get a group together and join us virtually for the 2-day symposium.Or join as an individual and connect with people around the world.
Please join in this virtual conversation about relational research and explore the ways research has the potential for transforming individual lives, families, organizations, communities, and the world. We’ll enter into dialogues online at the Taos Institute Learning Community site AND using a conference calling platform for live conversations and presentations. We will explore the ways in which research can be used as a resource to produce social and personal changes that expand spaces for dialogue and participation to improve human beings’ quality of life.
We will explore the ways in which research can be used as a resource to produce social and personal changes that expand spaces for dialogue and participation to improve human beings’ quality of life. Thinking of research from a relational perspective invites us to consider the importance of collaboration and joint inquiry as core concepts to constructing knowledge and new possibilities. It also emphasizes the way in which its practice transforms all those who participate in it. This perspective proposes an innovative outlook on research; an outlook highlighted by its generative capacities, it’s commitment to precipitating different futures, and how it maximizes collective innovation. Thus, these conversations will enable a space for us to share ideas, experiences, and transformational possibilities in research.
This symposium will be a collaborative online gathering to 'explore research' together. The event design will include short presentations online, followed by small group dialogues both on a conference call and in your small groups at locations around the world. The focus will be to create opportunity for dialogic, generative, collaborative conversations and working sessions to learn about relational research, share examples, and support each other's research projects. This will be the first of its kind to begin the creation of a global network of students, faculty and practitioners interested in exploring collaborative possibilities.
Who should attend? If you are interested in or engaged in research from a relational and social constructionist perspective, this is for you! :-)
Registration fee: FREE
For more information, email:
Kristin Bodiford ([email protected]) or
Paloma Torres-Davila ([email protected]).