From the Extreme Present to the Extreme Self

Live Q&A: Friday 23 April, 5:10-6:10pm BST (London). Chair: Dr Mary McCampbell

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This keynote address explores the ideas behind The Extreme Self, Douglas Coupland, Shumon Basar, and Hans Ulrich Obrist’s forthcoming book, a sequel to their book The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present (2015).

Shumon Basar is a writer, editor and curator. He’s the co-author of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present, with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist. Together with Coupland and Obrist, he co-curated the large scale exhibition Age of You at the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto and Jameel Arts Centre Dubai, which previewed their following book, The Extreme Self. His (co)edited books include Drone Fiction, Translated By, Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews: Volume 2The World of Madelon VriesendorpDid Someone Say Participate?With/Without and Cities from Zero. Shumon is Editor at Large at Tank magazine and Contributing Editor at Bidoun. He is Commissioner of the Global Art Forum, an annual transdisciplinary summit held at Art Dubai; a member of Fondazione Prada’s “Thought Council”; and has also been Adjunct Curator at Art Jameel. 

As you listen to the keynote, feel free to post your questions in the comments below. We will then ask these questions to Shumon Basar during the live Q&A.

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