The Bartlett School of Architecture


CRUNCH: Liquid Resistance in the Black Atlantic

29 February 2024, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Still from the film Wey Dey Move (2022) directed by Dele Adeyemo overlaid with the word CRUNCH

A panel discussion on neocolonial water ecologies in New Orleans and Lagos, and the resistance of Black communities against inherited infrastructures of violence and extraction.

This event is free.

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The Bartlett School of Architecture


G.12 - BSA
22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom

Join us for an evening with Dele Adeyemo and Imani Jacqueline Brown exploring their most recent works. This event will be chaired by Bartlett Professor, Peg Rawes. 

In this panel, our speakers who are currently working on topics of water, ecology and neocolonial extraction and relations, will think through these issues and their expansive histories with us. 

This event is part of the inaugural CRUNCH Series at The Bartlett School of Architecture, replacing the International Lecture Series. Please note this event is first-come, first-served and is limited capacity. 

Speaker Biographies

Imani Jacqueline Brown is a London-based artist, activist and architectural researcher from New Orleans. Her work investigates the 'continuum of extractivism', which spans from settler-colonial genocide and slavery to fossil fuel production, gentrification, and police and corporate impunity. Imani makes videos and installations, organises public actions, writes polemics, and performs lectures. Her work has been presented in the US, the UK, Poland, Germany, and the United Arab Emirates. 

Dele Adeyemo is a Scottish / Nigerian artist, architect, and urban theorist based in London and Lagos. Through a trans-disciplinary black aesthetic practice that explores embodied practices of movement through film, installation, and sound, his work celebrates the spatial imaginaries of everyday black life in Africa and the diaspora. Dele’s projects have been presented internationally, including the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial, and the 2nd Edition of the Lagos Biennial. Most recently he presented the solo exhibition Wey Dey Move: Imagining New World’s through Dance and Masquerade at the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. He currently teaches an architecture design studio at the Royal College of Art, London. 

Peg Rawes is Professor of Architecture and Philosophy and Director of Research at The Bartlett School of Architecture. She is an interdisciplinary architectural historian whose teaching and research focus on 'relational architectural ecologies’. Her publications examine architecture in connection to the arts, humanities, social sciences, human and environmental rights, and medical and health practices. 

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Image: River Constellations