Hessische Theaterakademie/Bayo Akomolafe

HTA-Ringvorlesung mit Bayo Akomolafe: Becoming Black – The Colonial Grammar of Settlement and the Promise of Fugitive



With the start of the 7-part lecture “(Un)settled. Performance, Protection, and Politics of Insecurity” Bayo Akomolafe talks about his concept of becoming black.

In a world of racialized tensions, how might the arts teach us to become unsettled, to become black? While introducing his concept of becoming black, the philosopher and activist Bayo Akomolafe explores what the arts might contribute to the desire for decolonial futures.

The performing arts draw our attention to the body – inviting us to focus on “its” demands, its vivacity, and its vibrant place and as well as to disturb its enacted boundaries, to trouble its stability and security to allow for new ethical formulations. In times, where certain bodies are rendered incapable, disabled, beleaguered, insecure – to be unsettled might become a resistance to the intelligibility of the colonial.


Duration: 90 min
Language: German

The event takes place as live stream on Zoom. No registration needed.

Admission: https://hfmdk-frankfurt.zoom.us/j/82192661889?pwd=WWhma2s0VXFEOG9iNXgxRU9hTW5lQT09
Meeting-ID: 821 9266 1889
Kenncode: 025612