How to Stay Sane in Times of Division
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.
Hans Ulrich Obrist is Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London. Prior to this, he was the Curator of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris. Since 1991 he has curated more than 250 shows. Obrist’s publications include A Brief History of Curating, Project Japan: Metabolism Talks with Rem Koolhaas, Do It: The Compendium, Think Like Clouds and Ai Weiwei Speaks.