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January 05, 2017: Part I: We Were Never Really Human with Bayo Akomolafe

A particular intra-disciplinary ‘turn’ & refocus on the vibrant materiality of the world undoes human exceptionalism and resituates humans in a web of life that is not of their own making. This feminist flattening of things means it is now unthinkable to think of the world (or the self) in the very anthropocentric ways we are used to. This is frightening – the thought that we are not in control – but it opens up new kinds of hope & new spaces of power. Writer & speaker Bayo Akomolafe shares about his experience with Yoruba healers and their guerrilla cosmo-visions of a vibrant, material world

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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
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2587/revolutionary-wellness-talk-radio 22/09/2017 02:00 22/09/2017 03:00 Revolutionary Wellness Talk Radio https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2587/revolutionary-wellness-talk-radio A particular intra-disciplinary ‘turn’ & refocus on the vibrant materiality of the world undoes human exceptionalism and resituates humans in a web of life that is not of their own making. This feminist flattening of things means it is now unthinkable to think of the world (or the self) in the very anthropocentric ways we are used to. This is frightening – the thought that we are not in control – but it opens up new kinds of hope & new spaces of power. Writer & speaker Bayo Akomolafe shares about his experience with Yoruba healers and their guerrilla cosmo-visions of a vibrant, material world & speaks about re/covery, intra-ruptions, crisis, & deep care...while couching all of this in the world of Trump, big oil, & climate change. Situating himself within this indigenous, deeply feminine perspective, he invites new ways of thinking about & making sense of ourselves, our futures, nature, our disenchantments with politics as usual, & the potential for living an abundant life. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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