Visiting Artist Adesola Akinleye, an interdisciplinary artist-scholar and choreographer, invites you to observe and engage with the MIT campus.
As a 2020-22 Visiting Artist at the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology and Research Affiliate in the Art, Culture, and Technology program, Akinleye investigates how dance-based research and creative collaboration across disciplines can create new techniques, lexicons, and conversations within urban design.
With a particular interest in how the city shapes our bodies, and how, in turn, we shape the city, Akinleye invites the MIT community to observe and engage with the micro-city where we live, work, and learn.
“We must understand ourselves as contributing to our belonging to the city, our belonging to the environment, which is possible through our ability to respond. We are not separate from city or environment, not separate from Place: we are a part of it all.” says Akinleye.
How to Participate
Each participant’s exploration will be unique: feel free to follow your own path at your own pace. We invite you to share favorite moments from your experience on social media using the hashtag #ChoreographingtheCampus in order to create a collective digital map of our community and our campus.
For more information, visit the Arts at MIT’s website.