How Do You Work Session: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko

How Do You Work Session DAS Theatre with: Jaamil Olawale Kosoko. Photo: Erik Carter.

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Investigating and developing your practice and work go hand in hand. We invite guests, artists and cultural practitioners to share their way of working and engage in a conversation.

On the 12th of April at 8 PM, you are welcome to join the session with Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Nigerian-American curator, author, and performance artist. Attendance is free; reservation required. ??

We will be exchanging thoughts on the multiplicity of Kosoko’s practice, on his being a curator as well as an artist, writer, lecturer and poet. How do these different roles inform each other and what connects them? Furthermore, we’ll dive into what inspires Kosoko’s curatorial work and how it is motivated by the urgency of intersectional thinking and decolonization.

This HDYW-session is open for an interested audience of max 25 people. Attendance is free. We have a first-come, first-serve policy. Reserve your place with an email to: You will receive a confirmation when your name is added to the list.

About Jaamil Olawale Kosoko
Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, originally from Detroit, MI, is a Nigerian-American curator, author, and performance artist. He is a 2017 Princeton Arts Fellow, a 2017 Jerome Artists in Residence at Abrons Arts Center, and a 2017 Cave Canem Poetry Fellow. His work has been presented throughout Europe and the United States. He has created original roles in the performance works of visual artist Nick Cave, Pig Iron Theatre Company, Keely Garfield Dance, Miguel Gutierrez and The Powerful People, Headlong Dance Theater, among others. Kosoko’s poems, interviews, and essays can be found published in The American Poetry Review, Poems Against War, The Dunes Review, Silo, Detroit Research v2, Dance Journal (PHL), the Broad Street Review (PHL), Movement Research Performance Journal, and Critical Correspondence (NYC). 

Jaamil lectures, speaks, and performs internationally. His previous work #negrophobia has toured throughout Europe having appeared in major festivals including Moving in November (Finland), TakeMeSomewhere (UK), SICK! (UK), Tanz im August (Berlin), Oslo Internasjonale Teaterfestival (Norway), Zurich MOVES! (Switzerland), Beursschouwburg (Belgium) and Spielart Festival (Munich).

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