A conversation with Bayo Akomolafe about the everyday spiritual

After a spiritual upbringing in Nigeria’s capital city of Lagos, Bayo Akomolafe founded a network of artists, activists and academics dedicated to using art and ritual to reframe the world’s interlocking social and environmental crises.

The everyday spiritual is also about appreciating that humans are merely one element in a much wider orchestra of life.

Rather than coming up with ‘solutions’, The Emergence Network is a response to the felt need for ‘alternative’ modes of engaging with the crises we now face in the age of the Anthropocene.

The assumption that to be indigenous is to somehow to be connected to a more ‘authentic’ way of living perpetrates the colonial tradition of positioning one culture as superior to another.



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Tarn Rodgers Johns

I am a Berlin-based writer, editor and creator exploring how to create a thriving, just future worth living for. www.tarnrodgersjohns.com