Shumon Basar is a writer, thinker and cultural critic. He is co-author of The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present with Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist. His edited books include Translated By, Cities from Zero, The World of Madelon Vriesendorp, With/Without, Did Someone Say Participate? and Hans Ulrich Obrist Interviews Volume 2.
He is Commissioner of the Global Art Forum in Dubai; Editor-at-large of Tank magazine and Contributing Editor at Bidoun magazine; Director of the Format program at the AA School, London; a member of Fondazione Prada’s “Thought Council,” Milan; and part of Art Jameel’s Curatorial Council.