Kanankil is an Institute of Higher Education located in Mérida, Yucatán, México. In the Mayan language, one of the meanings of the word “kanankil” is “in conversation, in dialogue with the others”.
Kanankil offers an academic space that invites others to explore the diverse ways of perceiving and working with human systems, seen as generators of meanings and language. It is a forum to study theoretical proposals of different disciplines from the postmodernist perspective and the dialogical, collaborative, and narrative practices, applied to fields like psychotherapy, supervision, education, consultancy, community work. This work is conceived through the formation of learning communities, in which the relationships, objectives, and results are based on models that promote participation and curiosity.
Since 2017, DCF has had the pleasure of being in contact with the Kanankil Institute. In that same year, various of our professionals participated in the master’s in Collaborative and Dialogical Practices. This marked the beginning of a collaboration between the two organizations.
Currently, Rocío Chaveste, Papusa Molina, and their team play an important role in the training on Alternative Family and Community Based Care and the mutual take care of the caretaker sessions.