Join us for an online workshop that invites participants to examine what empathy and connection mean to us individually, and collectively.
In this moment, when we are looking for ways to reconnect with each other and re-enter public life, this online workshop explores empathy as a powerful and practical every day tool for fostering stronger, more connected, and more equitable relationships.
Led by empathy artist and designer Enni-Kukka Tuomala as a part of her upcoming installation Empathy Echo Chamber at the London Design Biennale 2021, co-produced by the Finnish Institute UK and Ireland, the workshop invites participants to share a moment with a stranger to train their empathy muscles.
Using Tuomala’s collection of empathy tools, first created in the Parliament of Finland in collaboration with the Finnish Members of Parliament in 2018, participants will examine what empathy and connection mean to them individually, and collectively.
Enni-Kukka Tuomala is a Finnish Empathy Artist and Designer based in London. Her vision is to transform empathy from an individual feeling to a collective and radical power for positive social change through public interventions, installations, experiences, processes and tools. Tuomala is a Designer in Residence 2020 at the Design Museum, London and the Open House Artist in Residence 2020-21 at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge. You can see her work in the Design Museum digital exhibition “Care” (7 April-31 July) on the Design Museum’s website and at the upcoming London Design Biennale 2021 at Somerset House where Tuomala will represent Finland in June.
The event takes place on Thursday 29.4. at 17-18 UK time. Please register for your free tickets here.
Photo: Liz Seabrook