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Bayo Akomolafe



Bayo Akomolafe, PhD, is a Nigeria-born poet, psychologist, professor, philosopher, and author whose work focuses on global consciousness. In 2016, he cofounded The Emergence Network, “an organization of trickster-activist-artists inspired to rethink our patterns of responding to crises.”

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Entangled with the World

Bayo Akomolafe discusses his short course for Schumacher College called “Radical Activism, Education and Emergence: Entangled with the World.” The course was a beautiful time spent at the borderlands of the familiar. A coming down to earth.

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These Wilds Beyond Our Fences: Letters to My Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home

Tackling some of the world’s most profound questions through the intimate lens of fatherhood, Bayo Akomolafe embarks on a journey of discovery as he maps the contours of the spaces between himself and his three-year-old daughter, Alethea.

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They Sang with a Thousand Tongues: The Poetry of Diversity

Let me tell you a story about how the world began. I promise you the story is not completely untrue.

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Bayo Akomolafe | Let Us Make Sanctuary

Dr. Bayo Akomolafe on the invitation, "Let Us Make Sanctuary," and the need for a deeper inquiry in our times.

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Bayo Akomolafe at the "Voices of Hope in a Time of Crisis" Symposium

In this special session, Bayo explains one of his oft-quoted sayings, “The times are urgent; let us slow down” and how sanctuary is where slowing down happens.

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Bayo Akomolafe: An Oriki for Our Time

This is his plenary talk at the Economics of Happiness conference, held in Portland, Oregon, in February 2015

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How to Train Your Lightning Bolt: Shifting Ontologies of Parenthood

This essay is not merely about politeness being overrated or the dialectics of toddlerhood—it’s about how we are learning to trust our child.

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Is There a Solution for Climate Change? Bayo Akomolafe

In this talk Bayo Akomolafe poses a jarring question: What if the ways we think about the climate crisis is the crisis? More to the point, what if the feverish quest for "solutions" (which characterizes climate justice movements today) is getting in the way of radical transformation? Introducing...

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The Myth of the Gilded Researcher. A Thesis of Posthumanist Inquiry for Ecoversities in the ‘Anthropocene’

With the ecoversity, the end is indeterminable, the beginning is inconsolable. All we have are these thick middles. These posthuman moments. These invitations to awe and wonder.

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01:49:27

Bayo Akomolafe: The Times Are Urgent, Let Us Slow Down

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