Dr. Epifania Akosua Amoo-Adare is an independent scholar and founder of Biraa Creative Initiative (BCI) Ltd, a social enterprise that seeks collaborations with diverse stakeholders to engage in (un)learning, research, storytelling and advocacy, so as to “transform how we become and think of our development for a just and shared future.” She has a Ph.D. in Education from UCLA and is also a RIBA part II qualified architect, with over 25 years of experience working within the fields of education, international development and social housing in countries like Afghanistan, Germany, Georgia, Ghana, Qatar, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Her current scholarly focus is on what she describes as the “art of unthinking”; that is, a call for a paradigm shift in how we view, study and engage in knowledge-making about this world for our pluriversal and entangled becoming. Additionally, she is deeply interested in topics to do with the creative arts, critical spatial literacy, epistemology, feminism(s), decoloniality, and spirituality.
The podcast series, developed in conversation with academics, economists, lawyers, activists and journalists, explores how risk associated with the supply of Critical Raw Materials is unevenly shaping international relations while perpetuating colonial legacies in Europe’s periphery and the Global South. The discussions aim to look beyond these extractive practices to the possibility of thinking and doing otherwise.