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First Thursday Talk | Campaign for Empathy: bridging the growing distance between us

© Photo courtesy of Bow Arts, 2019.

© Photo courtesy of Bow Arts, 2019.

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2019

Opening Hours: 7-9pm

Address: Nunnery Gallery, 181 Bow Road, London E3 2SJ

Empathy Artist and Designer Enni-Kukka Tuomala shares the methods and experience from her groundbreaking Campaign for Empathy, part of her seven-month-long residency at Bow Arts’ RAW Labs. The first of its kind, the campaign aimed to uncover and understand what lives in the growing distance between the power (the local politicians) and the people (the local community) in a time of unprecedented division. 

Working closely with members of the local community and engaging local decision-makers, Tuomala established RAW Labs as the Campaign for Empathy HQ and adopted the familiar language of political campaigns to promote empathy as a powerful and collective tool for social change.

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Bio | Enni-Kukka Tuomala

Enni-Kukka Tuomala is a London-based, Finland-born Empathy Artist and Designer. Tuomala’s practice is focused on increasing issue-based empathy as the outcome of her work, reframing empathy from an ingredient in the process of creation to the output of creation. To do this she has launched the Akin Kollektiv, a series of installations, experiences, games and tools to transform empathy from an individual feeling to a collective power across age, gender, race and culture. Having worked and studied in London, Tokyo, New York and Helsinki, Tuomala’s work builds upon understanding and investigating the delicate relationships between empathy, culture, space and systems.