Climate Consciousness Summit

Bayo Akomolafe
Poet | Philosopher | Psychologist | Professor
Engaging with Troubled Realities – Allowing Loss & Grief to Weave us Together

Highlights from this session:

Bayo Akomolafe talks about the nature of the crisis we are in and that it is one of dissociation and often amplified by the way we respond to it. He introduces us to his concept of post-activism and the need for poetic interruption and archetypes like the Trickster to break patterns, boundaries and binaries and allow grief and loss to travel.

“The times are urgent; let us slow down. Slowing down is losing our way. It is following the invitation to listen deeply, to be keen, to be fresh, to follow the sights and sounds and smells of the world.”

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Bayo Akomolafe

Rooted with the West African Yoruba people, Bayo Akomolafe is a widely celebrated international speaker, posthumanist thinker, poet, teacher, public intellectual, essayist and author of two books: These Wilds Beyond our Fences: Letters to My Daughter on Humanity’s Search for Home (North Atlantic Books) and We Will Tell our Own Story: The Lions of Africa Speak

Bayo is also the Founder of The Emergence Network, a planet-wide initiative that seeks to convene communities in new ways in response to the critical, civilizational challenges we face as a species. 

He is host of the postactivist course/festival/event, ‘We Will Dance with Mountains’ And currently lectures at Pacifica Graduate Institute, California, and sits on the Board of many organizations including Science and Non-Duality (US) and Ancient Futures (Australia).

Abigael Kima
Abigael Kima
Aboubacry Ly
Aboubacry Ly
Angaangaq
Angaangaq
Annika Kessel
Annika Kessel
Aunty Puna Kalama Dawson
Aunty Puna Kalama Dawson
Bayo Akomolafe
Bayo Akomolafe
Brother Pháp Dung
Brother Pháp Dung
Brother Spirit
Brother Spirit
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Chief Phil Lane Jr.
Christiana Figueres
Christiana Figueres
Claudelice dos Santos
Claudelice dos Santos
Deb Dana
Deb Dana
Dr. Ginny Whitelaw
Dr. Ginny Whitelaw
Elise Buckle
Elise Buckle
Emelina Corrales
Emelina Corrales
Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam
Fr. Joshtrom Isaac Kureethadam
Grandmother Ejna Fleury
Grandmother Ejna Fleury
Hazel Healy
Hazel Healy
Immad Ahmed
Immad Ahmed
Jason Spensley
Jason Spensley
Jem Bendell
Jem Bendell
John D. Liu
John D. Liu
Jojo Mehta
Jojo Mehta
Joshua Konkankoh
Joshua Konkankoh
Kaluki Paul Mukutu
Kaluki Paul Mukutu
Karen O'Brien
Karen O'Brien
Kosha Joubert
Kosha Joubert
Leya Love
Leya Love
Linda Kabeira
Linda Kabeira
Louise Marra
Louise Marra
Margarita O. Zethelius
Margarita O. Zethelius
Maria Leister
Maria Leister
Mariama Williams
Mariama Williams
Marion Osieyo
Marion Osieyo
Matthew Green
Matthew Green
Nana Firman
Nana Firman
Nora Bateson
Nora Bateson
Om Sunisa Jamwiset Deiters
Om Sunisa Jamwiset Deiters
Ousmane Pame
Ousmane Pame
Paul Dickinson
Paul Dickinson
Prajna Horn
Prajna Horn
Robin Lim
Robin Lim
Rola Hallam
Rola Hallam
Ruby Mendenhall
Ruby Mendenhall
Sabine Lichtenfels
Sabine Lichtenfels
Sarah Queblatin
Sarah Queblatin
Satish Kumar
Satish Kumar
Sonita Mbah
Sonita Mbah
Steffi Bednarek
Steffi Bednarek
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Stephen Gyllenhaal
Thomas Hübl
Thomas Hübl
Thomas Legrand
Thomas Legrand
Vanda Witoto
Vanda Witoto
Vanessa Nakate
Vanessa Nakate
Wenderson Araujo
Wenderson Araujo