Artist and Architect Dele Adeyemo will present his film Wey Dey Move, which explores the overlapping relationships between the spiritual, ecological, and social lifeworlds at the centre of the megacity of Lagos and how they combine to produce new creative cultures centred on movement and dance.
Dele Adeyemo is an architect and urban theorist conducting a Chase/AHRC funded PhD at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. His research intersects Black studies with urban studies to question how the rise of logistics is driving processes of urbanisation. Positioning slavery as the ghost in the machine of logistics, Dele explores how circulations established in transatlantic slavery, at the foundation of modernity, live on in the contemporary production of space. His work mobilises a Black aesthetics through writing, film, and attention to movement and aural sensation in order to unsettle the machinic fantasies of logistics to reveal its fleshy underpinnings.