Chris Keulemans is a writer, journalist and lecturer. He is the founder of Perdu, a literary platform, and of de Tolhuistuin, a cultural centre, as well as manager of de Balie, a centre for culture and politics, all of which are in Amsterdam. He has published six books of fiction and non-fiction, and numerous articles about art, political commitment, migration, war, music, cinema and cities in publications such as de Volkskrant and Vrij Nederland. He visited artists in cities such as Beirut, Jakarta, Algiers, Prishtina, Sarajevo, Tirana, New York, New Orleans, Kiev, Qamishlo and Ramallah as part of a research project on art in times of crisis. Chris hosted the programme with Nadja Tolokonnikova (Pussy Riot) on 19 October 2017.