Dr. Bayo Akomolafe
Author, speaker, and ‘walkout’ academic, Bayo Akomolafe (PhD) is globally recognized for his poetic, unconventional, counterintuitive take on global crisis, civic action & social change. He is the Executive Director & Initiating/Coordinating Curator for ‘the emergence network’ (A Post-Activist Project) [www.emergencenetwork.org], & host of the online course, ‘We will dance with Mountains’. A young professor/lecturer of clinical psychology at Covenant University, Nigeria & ethnopsychotherapeutic researcher, Bayo hopes to inspire a diffractive network of sharing – a slowing down, an ethics of entanglement, an activism of inquiry, a ‘politics of surprise’…one that does not treat the crises of our times as exterior to ‘us’ or the ‘solutions’ that conventional activism offers as separate from the problems that we seek to nullify. Bayo is also Special Envoy for the International Alliance for Localization, & is working to amplify local and critical alternative ‘solutions' to global crises.