Dele Adeyemo (UK) is an architect, creative director and urban theorist. His creative practice and research interrogate the underlying drivers in the production of space, locating them in the racialising logic of processes that orchestrate planetary patterns of living.
Adeyemo’s projects have been presented internationally, including at the Venice Architecture Biennale and World Design Capital. In 2019, as part of the 2nd Edition of the Lagos Biennial, he curated and produced Black Horizon with the artist Hermes Chibueze Iyele, a short film and performance documenting rhythms of endurance within the precariously situated community of Oworonshoki on the edge of Lagos Lagoon. Most recently his oral piece, Black Ubiquity-Ubiquitous Black, commemorating the mutual experience of Black diasporic life, was performed as part of the opening ritual to Ummah Chroma’s exhibition GD Thyself: Spirit Strategy on Raising Free Black Children during the International Film Festival Rotterdam.
Adeyemo is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, a fellow of the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam and a current recipient of the Canadian Centre for Architecture and Andrew Mellon research grant. He leads an architecture design studio at the Royal College of Art in London. Project collaborator, Christopher Oliver is co-writer and producer of the film The Cosmogony of (Racial) Capitalism, directed by Adeyemo. Oliver is a writer, filmmaker and art director.