From Covid-19 to climate change: It’s easy to feel overwhelmed by a sense of perennial crisis – in politics, society and nature. Award-winning author Elif Shafak and Hans Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries) explore what we can do to overcome the sense of doom, where to find hope in dark times, and how art can help us master challenges on an individual level but also in society.
An award-winning British-Turkish novelist, Elif Shafak has published 18 books, 11 of which are novels. Her work has been translated into 54 languages. Her novel 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in this Strange World was shortlisted for the Booker Prize and RSL Ondaatje Prize. Shafak holds a PhD in political science and is an honorary fellow at Oxford University.