Welcome to the Twenty-First Century

January 25, 2012

“I want to explore how it feels to be inside the 21st century brain as opposed to the 20th century brain.”

Zeitgeist Minds

May 11, 2015


The Story of Search (17:14)


May 17, 2015


Death Cults, Brains & Migration

The Extreme Present: Los Angeles

August 14, 2015


We haven’t just changed the structure of our brains these past few years. We’ve changed the structure of our Planet.  Participants Shumon Basar (Speaker) Hans Ulrich Obrist (Speaker) Miranda July (Guest) David Lynch (Guest)

Art Basel

June 15, 2016


Inspiring dialogs between key players of the artworld, sharing their visions and views on producing, collecting and exhibiting art.

Chart Art Fair

August 26, 2016

CHART ART FAIR’s talks program will once again be curated and moderated by Mark Rappolt, Editor-in-Chief ArtReview. The speakers are a selection of some of the most influential architects, museum directors, curators and artists, including BEATRIX RUF; BJARKE INGELS; DOUGLAS COUPLAND; EUGENE TAN; HAEGUE YANG; JEAN-MARC BUSTAMANTE; MAMMA ANDERSSON; MARTIN CLARK; MERIÇ ALGÜN RINGBORG; NICOLAS […]


September 8, 2017


A day-long event focusing on Edouard Glissant and his inspiring call for a global dialogue that does not erase local cultures. Antonio Segui, Shumon Basar, Douglas Coupland, Vinciane Despret, Anne-Claire Schmitz, Dirk Snauwaert, Agnes B, Mark Nash, Isaac Julien, Rem Koolhaas, Patrick Chamoiseau, Mette Edvardsen, Justin E.H. Smith

Emirates Airlines Festival of Literature

February 28, 2019

#DubaiLitFest – Coupland will discuss his insights into the world of 2019 in an up-to-the-minute conversation with his friend and Age of Earthquakes co-author Shumon Basar.

Our Interference Times, by Michael Stipe, with Douglas Coupland

September 20, 2019


Multifaceted artist Michael Stipe will discuss his new book Our Interference Times, an investigation of how analog imagery is crashing on the shores of our digital future. For Stipe, the signature mark of this phenomenon is the moiré pattern. Culled from Stipe’s vast archive of personal images, the book is a contemplation on the tug-of-war […]

Michael Stipe in conversation with Douglas Coupland & Jonathan Berger

November 1, 2019


Celebrating the publication of Stipe’s new artist book.