2024 Festival:
October 21–27

75. Doppelganger: Naomi Klein

75. Doppelganger: Naomi Klein

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Naomi Klein’s new book, Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World, takes a more personal turn, braiding elements of tragi-comic memoir, chilling political reportage, and cobweb-clearing cultural analysis. She delves into what she calls the Mirror World—our destabilized present rife with doubles and confusion, where far-right movements playact solidarity with the working class, AI-generated content blurs the line between genuine and spurious, and so many of us project our own carefully curated digital doubles into the social media sphere. We all feel the need to chart a path beyond confusion and despair. Klein delivers a revelatory treatment of the way many of us now think and feel, and shares it with us in Doppelganger. Moderated by Jarrett Martineau.

Presented in partnership with UBC Centre for Climate Justice and the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Event Participants:

Naomi Klein

NAOMI KLEIN is the award-winning author of international bestsellers including This Changes Everything, The Shock Doctrine, No Logo, No Is Not Enough, and On Fire, which have been published in more than thirty-five languages. She is an associate professor in the department of geography at the University of British Columbia, the founding co-director of UBC’s Centre of Climate Justice, and an honorary professor of Media and Climate at Rutgers University. Her writing has appeared in leading publications around the world, and she has just launched a new regular column for The Guardian.

Jarrett Martineau

JARRETT MARTINEAU is a leading voice in Indigenous music, media, and cultural production. He is Curator-in-Residence at the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, and a Guest Curator for Indian Summer Festival. He hosts Reclaimed, the first-ever Indigenous music series on CBC Radio, and co-founded Vancouver’s New Forms Festival.