Join us for the launch of the first anthology of Russian contemporary art writing outside of Russia: Cosmic Shift. The event features: an exhibition of Pavel Pepperstein’s “Political Hallucinations”, a film screening of “Krisis” by Dmitry Venkov and a Q&A with the book’s editors Elena Zaytseva and Alex Anikina, chaired by Will Strong of Calvert 22 Foundation.
In a special PEN Atlas panel event, Ece Temelkuran, author of Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy (Zed, August 2016) novelist Burhan Sönmez and translator Canan Marasligil discuss the main issues of the moment through a literary lens with Maureen Freely, President of English PEN.
Much has changed in Egypt since Nawal El Saadawi last spoke at the Frontline Club four years ago, and we are pleased to welcome her again to reflect on the situation today in Egypt. She will be joined in conversation with journalist Wendell Steavenson, who was in Tahrir four years ago and has covered the change that has taken place in subsequent years.
Owen Hatherley and Paul French in conversation with Wade Shephard, author of Ghost Cities of China, an enthralling dialogue driven, on-location search for an understanding of China’s new cities, and the reasons why they’re completely empty.