Adebayo Akomolafe

Pre-recorded Statement

Bayo Akomolafe is a Nigerian international lecturer, poet, philosopher and professor who’s widely appreciated for his unconventional and indigenous take on global crisis, civic action and social change. Bayo curates an earth-wide project for the re-calibration of our ability to respond to climate and civilizational crisis – a project framed within a feminist ethos and inspired by indigenous cosmologies. 

He considers this a shared art – exploring the edges of the intelligible, dancing with posthumanist ideas, dabbling in the mysteries of quantum mechanics and the liberating sermon of an ecofeminism text. In short, Bayo has given up his longing for the “end-time” and is learning to live in the “mean-time”. In the middle, where we must live with confusion and make do with partial answers.

Bayo Akomolafe is the Executive Director and Chief Curator for The Emergence Network; a Post-Activist Project and host of the online writing course, ‘We will dance with Mountains: Writing as a Tool for Emergence. He is an expert facilitator and consultant with UNESCO.