Host & Teacher

Bayo Akomolafe, Ph.D.

Bayo Akomolafe is the father to Alethea and Kyah, the grateful life-partner to EJ, son and brother.

A widely celebrated international speaker, posthumanist thinker, poet, teacher, trans-public intellectual, essayist, and author of two books, Bayo Akomolafe is the Founder of The Emergence Network and convener of the course-festival ‘We Will Dance with Mountains’, as well as concepts such as “postactivism”, “ontofugitivity”, and \cracks\. Bayo is awkward in public spaces - especially where there’s gum littering the streets. He compulsively performs a strange ‘crustacean’-like walk when he spots the “toxically irradiated blob-like things” tattooing the surfaces of curbs and corners - a gesture he theorizes as potentially emancipatory to the carcerality of neurotypical citizenry.

Dance with mountains

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