Episode 6

Bayo Akomolafe: Sitting with the pain

In this episode, I speak with Dr. Bayo Akomolafe. Bayo is a philosopher, psychologist, professor, and poet. He is a teacher and public intellectual renowned for his unconventional views on global crises, activism, and social change. (These are labels that Bayo may reject because posthumanism is also post-identitarian—we are processes of becoming that cannot be labeled.) Bayo speaks of the experiences of colonialism, extraction, climate disaster, multi-species relations, assemblages and entanglements. This is a special episode that examines post-activism, posthumanism, how we respond [with/in] the world, as part of the world and not separate. We discuss:

🥥 Sitting with the pain, in the gaps and the breaks and not taking action as if we were separate from the world;

🥥 How agency is entangled in the assemblages we cut, and does not belong to the person;

🥥 How worlds are enmeshed in the past, the present, and the future, which dissolve into the assemblage.

I encourage you to stay with the possibilities offered as we stumble toward these new horizons.

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The Coconut Thinking podcast brings together educational provocateurs who are re-thinking school as a concept and a space.