Adeola Enigbokan is an artist and urbanist based. Her research practice is informed by theory and methods from environmental psychology, anthropology and historical studies. She conducts research on urban experience with architects, designers, educators and other social researchers in neighborhoods of New York, Tel Aviv, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Beijing, Mexico City and Amsterdam.
She holds an MPhil in Anthropology and Historical Studies from The New School for Social Research, and a PhD in Environmental Psychology from the City University of New York, based on her doctoral dissertation, Archiving the City: A Guide to the Art of Urban Interventions. She has taught in the Department of Technology, Culture and Society at New York University and Urban Sociology at the University of Amsterdam (YvA).
In Piece-Walk/Free Zone, she created a walk through New York’s Garment District, based on research into the living conditions of garment workers between 1930 and 1980. For Under Construction/Working at the New Queens Museum, she designed a participatory public performance based on eight weeks spent working alongside a custodian, a curator, a development officer and an artist at the museum.
To work from the local context, Framer Framed started a sociological research in November 2016 in collaboration with Adeola Enigbokan and UvA students in the Molenwijk in Amsterdam-Noord. In this district there were few facilities in the field of art or culture, nor enough meeting places for local residents, especially young women. Based on this question, Framer Framed opened a new project space in September 2018; Werkplaats Molenwijk. Here local residents are actively involved in art, culture, heritage and society.
Her writing appeared in the Journal of Urbanism, Cultural Geographies, The New Inquiry, Art and the Public Sphere and Errant Journal.