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Empathy Museum
Empathy Museum
Art projects helping us look through other people’s eyes
"The biggest deficit we have ... is an empathy deficit" Obama
Art projects helping us look through other people’s eyes
"The biggest deficit we have ... is an empathy deficit" Obama
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Empathy Museum is a series of participatory art projects dedicated to helping us look at the world through other people’s eyes.

With a focus on storytelling and dialogue, our travelling museum explores how empathy can not only transform our personal relationships, but also help tackle global challenges such as prejudice, conflict and inequality.

Empathy Museum doesn’t have a permanent home. All our projects are travelling, nimble pop-ups – they’ve been across the UK and to Belgium, Ireland, the USA, Australia, Brazil and Siberia.

The biggest deficit that we have in our society and in the world right now is an empathy deficit. We are in great need of people being able to stand in somebody else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes.

Barack Obama

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Roman Krznaric
Public Philosopher | Author | Founder Empathy Museum | Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation
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Roman Krznaric is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His books, including EmpathyThe Wonderbox and Carpe Diem Regained, have been published in more than 20 languages. His new book, The Good Ancestor: How to Think Long Term in a Short Term World, will be published in July 2020, and has been described by U2’s The Edge as ‘the book our children’s children will thank us for reading’.

After growing up in Sydney and Hong Kong, Roman studied at the universities of Oxford, London and Essex, where he gained his PhD in political sociology. He went on to found the world’s first Empathy Museum and the digital Empathy Library, and was also a founding faculty member of The School of Life. He is currently a Research Fellow of the Long Now Foundation.

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Last 50 posts on own channels (YouTube, Podcast, Medium or Website/Blog):

Empathy Museum’s ‘A Mile in My Shoes: ’81 Uprisings’
Published on: 14 Jun 23 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“There was no hint of him saying goodbye, I’m done.” – Reuben’s story | A
Published on: 22 Feb 19 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“The doctor said: make sure that boy never has children.” – Jeremy’s story | A
Published on: 22 Feb 19 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“I wince when I think what my neighbours might be hearing.” – Nora’s story |
Published on: 22 Feb 19 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“This job is too serious to be taken seriously.” – Ryan’s story | A Mile
Published on: 16 Jan 19 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“I couldn’t believe that somebody would kill Jess.” – Karen’s story | A Mile in
Published on: 16 Jan 19 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“I thought now I shall be in prison for life” – Teresa’s story | A
Published on: 16 Jan 19 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“I had to remember what freedom was like.” – Kaliyugan’s story | A Mile in
Published on: 16 Jan 19 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“My HIV status was pretty devastating” – Allan’s story | A Mile in My Shoes
Published on: 16 Jan 19 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“Refugees have the desire to succeed.” – Edin’s story | A Mile in My Shoes
Published on: 16 Jan 19 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“I’m going to run away from my problems.” – Catherine’s story | A Mile in
Published on: 27 Dec 18 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“It’s such a simple thing, having a haircut.” – Craig’s story | A Mile in
Published on: 22 Dec 18 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“It’s the first time I’ve been allowed to take up space.” – Camilla’s story |
Published on: 22 Dec 18 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“Is having an affair bad? Is killing someone bad?” – Skye’s story | A Mile
Published on: 4 Dec 18 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“Even in silence, you’re still sharing something.” – Kenneth’s story | A Mile in My
Published on: 27 Nov 18 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

“He just wasn’t breathing.” – Carly’s story | A Mile in My Shoes
Published on: 22 Nov 18 in Empathy Museum – YouTube by Empathy Museum

Thoughts from visitors, storytellers, and collaborators on our recent project, ‘A Mile in My Shoes: ’81 Uprisings’. For this bespoke iteration of our ever-growing ‘A Mile in My Shoes’ project, …Read more
Jacqueline Crooks’ burning debut novel, set among the sound systems, sus laws, and tower blocks of early 1980s London, came out the same day we opened our A Mile in My Shoes project sharing stories of those who lived through the 1981 uprisings in the city. Like those stories, the book is full of love, loss, freedom, and transformative dub …Read more
Join us this autumn to explore how we can put empathy at the heart of the British high street! We’ve transformed an empty shop space in the centre of Brixton, creating a space to share all our projects under one roof (never done before!) and to host an invigorating series of conversations with activists, researchers, practitioners and makers asking how …Read more
Today at #AdviseUs: how to thrive by emancipating your money and forging a new alliance with your finances. Our resident debt Chief Advisor will be on hand to help you slay your financial demons and empower yourself with information that will put you back in control. We’ll also be exploring how to be a part of the ‘alternative economy’ – …Read more
Empathy Museum updated their cover photo. …Read more
Today at #CitizensAdvise we’re sharing wisdom on the topic of creativity 🖌️ Join our Chief Advisors to express and celebrate your unique creative identity through drawing and writing. We’re open 10–4 in St Johns Centre, Leeds! https://compassliveart.org.uk/event/compass-festival-2022/citizens-advise/ …Read more
Today at #CitizensAdvise, we’re sharing wisdom on the theme of 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 commune 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 We’ll be delving into how to volunteer in your local community and all the amazing projects you could play a part in. The Volunteer Centre Leeds will join us to share their expertise, give advice, and answer your questions on all aspects of volunteering in your local …Read more
👂 EAT 👂 Today at #CitizensAdvise, our Chief Advisors are probing supermarket bargains and revealing rip-off shockers! Join us to explore healthy food, secret treats and filthy snacks… and win prizes! At our spot in St Johns Centre we’ll be hosting a very special quiz show exploring the cost of the important things in our baskets – and finding out …Read more
Citizens Advise, our new project, opens at Leeds’s Compass Festival tomorrow! Come find us in St Johns Centre 👂Citizens Advise – Daily Advisors – Compass Live Art / Compass Festivalcompassliveart.org.ukCitizens Advise is a space to share our collective wisdom about the world. Empathy Museum is inviting everyone in Leeds to contribute their best advice to our collection – about anything …Read more
👂 BE 👂 Today at #CitizensAdvise, our Chief Advisors are dispensing advice on how to express your best authentic self through the art of upcycling and adornment. Come by and share wisdom on findinng joy in midlife, celebrating the older and wider body, styling filled with eclecticism and colour – and watch some mini-makeovers on how to get the best …Read more
Empathy Museum updated their profile picture. …Read more
#AMileinMyShoes is back in São Paulo until 25 Sept! Our giant shoebox is filled with 26 stories of all sorts of people living in Brazil, collected in collaboration with the excellent Intermuseus 👟 You can find us in the gardens at Casa das Rosas, we’re open Weds to Sun, 10h – 19h. More info: museudaempatia.org.br …Read more
Here she comes! # AMileinMyShoes opens today in Windrush Square, Brixton, sharing 35 stories from people who experienced the momentous uprisings here in 1981. Come find us from midday 👟 …Read more
We’re opening a very special # AMileinMyShoes exhibit in Brixton next month: a collection of stories from people who lived through the country’s momentous uprisings of 1981 👟 Come walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger! More info: https:// www.empathymuseu m.com/ a-mile-in-my-sho es/ 81-uprisings/ …Read more
Front page news 💁 💁 # AMileinMyShoes : ’81 Uprisings opens 13 April in Windrush Square – thanks for spreading the word Brixton Blog! …Read more
Sun’s out, shoebox is out… We’ll be here in Windrush Square, London, 12–6 daily, until 27 Apr – swing by! …Read more
Our podcast is back on the airwaves! We return with a mini-series of true stories and conversations from young people with experience of the Scottish justice system. It’s co-produced by its storytellers and Boldface, in partnership with Community Justice Scotland, and it’s really really great. First two eps are out – listen on Spotify, Apple, Acast, and the rest!Our Justice: …Read more
Well there are worse places to install your giant shoebox for a few weeks… #AMileinMyShoes is in Zuiderpark, The Hague, until 17 July, with new Dutch-language stories on the theme of home – come say hi! Visiting details: writersunlimited.nl/en/edition/winternachten-2022#programme …Read more
London! We’re outside King’s College Hospital London til Friday, sharing #AMileinMyShoes: Health & Social Care 👟 It’s a special collection of stories told by more than 30 people across the NHS – from a surgeon to a porter to a paramedic to the Chief Financial Officer to the first non-Christian Head of Chaplaincy. Find us on Bessemer Road, next to …Read more
#AMileinMyShoes is at Spuiplein in The Hague, Netherlands, until 19 June 🇳🇱 Just a few minutes’ walk from the station, our giant shoebox is stuffed with 30 new Dutch-language stories on the theme of home. Swing by and kick off your shoes if you’re in the area!Watch video on Facebook.com …Read more
“I wish we had more time to spare, I wish people would see how much we care. I know that we are failing you, but we’re at breaking point. We’re people too.” On #InternationalNursingDay2022, here’s a reminder of the web of empathy needed in our healthcare systems every day. This short film is based on a poem by nurse Miriam …Read more
“I wish we had more time to spare, I wish people would see how much we care. I know that we are failing you, but we’re at breaking point. We’re people too.” On #InternationalNursingDay2022, watch this short film based on a poem by nurse Miriam Barber, and adapted to film in collaboration with writer and director James Soldan. Miriam initially …Read more
“I wish we had more time to spare, I wish people would see how much we care. I know that we are failing you, but we’re at breaking point. We’re people too.” On #InternationalNursingDay2022, watch this short film based on a poem by nurse Miriam Barber, and adapted to film in collaboration with writer and director James Soldan. Miriam initially …Read more
This week Director Clare will be online discussing ~museums without walls~, hot on the heels of the most excellent MuseumofFailure and the Disgusting Food Museum. Thurs 7th April – come join!Out of Box Museums. Differentiation is the Future.www.eventbrite.co.ukA free series of online seminars with world class speakers, on how to introduce new ways of thinking to your organizations. …Read more
Front page news 💁💁 #AMileinMyShoes: ’81 Uprisings opens 13 April – thanks for spreading the word @BrixtonBlog! …Read more
We’re opening a very special #AMileinMyShoes exhibit in Brixton next month – a collection of stories from people who lived through the country’s momentous uprisings of 1981 👟 Come walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger! All visiting details: https://www.empathymuseum.com/a-mile-in-my-shoes/81-uprisings/ …Read more
Immersive audio? A story of humanity? New perspectives on life, mortality, and identity? This excellent show by friend of the museum @CamilleNaomiD is right up our street… Just with more body fluids than we usually dabble in. https://twitter.com/CamilleNaomiD/status/1625915790665842691 …Read more
Today at #AdviseUs: how to thrive by emancipating your money and forging a new alliance with your finances. Our resident debt Chief Advisor will be on hand to help you slay your financial demons and empower yourself with information that will put you back in control. …Read more
Today at #CitizensAdvise we’re sharing wisdom on the topic of creativity 🖌️ Join our Chief Advisors to express and celebrate your unique creative identity through drawing and writing. We’re open 10–4 in St Johns Centre, Leeds! https://compassliveart.org.uk/event/compass-festival-2022/citizens-advise/ …Read more
Today at #CitizensAdvise, we’re sharing wisdom on the theme of 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 commune 🧑‍🤝‍🧑 We’ll be delving into how to volunteer in your local community and all the amazing projects you could play a part in. …Read more
👂 EAT 👂 Today at #CitizensAdvise, our Chief Advisors are probing supermarket bargains and revealing rip-off shockers! Join us to explore healthy food, sneaky treats and filthy snacks… and win prizes 🏆 …Read more
👂 BE 👂 Today at #CitizensAdvise we’re kicking off @CompassFestLDS with our Chief Advisors dispensing wisdom on how to express your best authentic self through the art of upcycling and adornment… …Read more
#CitizensAdvise, our exciting new project, opens at Leeds’s @CompassFestLDS tomorrow! Come find us in St Johns Centre 👂 https://twitter.com/CompassFestLDS/status/1589957712627912704 …Read more
RT @CompassFestLDS: Citizens Advise – @empathymuseum 18th – 26th November St Johns Centre A cosy spot for sharing advice about every nook and cranny of life. Pull up an armchair, grab some tea and cake, and give or take some wise words on anything and everything. https://tinyurl.com/4jh9n9b3/ …Read more
Highly recommend being part of anything that @CamilleNaomiD is working on! https://twitter.com/CamilleNaomiD/status/1570750887550947328 …Read more
#AMileinMyShoes is in São Paulo until 25 Sept! Our giant shoebox is filled with 26 stories of all sorts of people living in Brazil 👟  You can find us in the gardens at @casadasrosas, open Weds to Sun, 10h – 19h. More info: http://museudaempatia.org.br …Read more
RT @boldface_cic: ✨ Our new project, Down the Rabbit Hole, is live! ✨ Listen here: https://www.empathymuseum.com/podcast/down-the-rabbit-hole/ Run by one of our directors @JesseLRadio 🔮 …Read more
✨1st ep of a new podcast series ‘Down the Rabbit Hole’ is a collection of audio letters & personal stories by Rita and Elizabeth. The first is a letter by Elizabeth – it’s a really tender and thoughtfully created piece that we’re very pleased to share: https://shows.acast.com/amileinmyshoes/episodes/down-the-rabbit-hole-1-elizabeths-letter …Read more
Chris’s two episodes over on our podcast are warm, incisive, generous and wise – we’re so happy to have a place to share them. https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/a-mile-in-my-shoes/id1387514504 https://twitter.com/chris_jake19/status/1555232128761298945 …Read more
RT @chris_jake19: Guess what guyssss. My podcast is now up on @Spotify head on over and take a listen at both my episodes. Massive thanks to @empathymuseum @ComJusScot @garydbrown68 for being a massive part in all of this and getting the podcast over the line …Read more
RT @StafScot: Another excellent podcast series, this time from @ComJusScot in collaboration with @empathymuseum Grab a cuppa and have a listen, really important and powerful messages we all need to hear. https://twitter.com/ComJusScot/status/1550436786362540037 …Read more
RT @CBlundellJones: Another great little piece from empathy museum https://twitter.com/empathymuseum/status/1549717603559546881 …Read more
RT @ComJusScot: Launching today #OurJustice podcast is a mini-series of true stories and conversations co-produced by young people with experience of the Scottish justice system 🎙️ This week we meet 25-year-old Reece 🙋‍♂️ Listen 👇 http://www.empathymuseum.com/podcast/our-justice/ @empathymuseum @boldface_cic @YoungScot https://t.co/SLwxXrD72n …Read more
Our podcast is back on the airwaves! We return with a mini-series of true stories and conversations from young people with experience of the Scottish justice system. It’s co-produced by its storytellers and @boldface_cic, in partnership with @ComJusScot https://open.spotify.com/playlist/23jRMJBN2Oex2jOoK9l2AE https://t.co/lShMBSHkrt …Read more
A fresh new season of top-notch audio storytelling from @radioatlas – what a treat. https://twitter.com/radioatlas/status/1548942266714263553 …Read more
RT @KingsCollegeNHS: 💬 “Walk a mile in the shoes of our #NHS and social care staff members…It’s a great way to hear about people’s experiences from all walks of life.” Patients, visitors and staff can visit the @empathymuseum here at King’s College Hospital this week👇 https://t.co/BVzsXVw9CF …Read more
“Fostering imagination & empathy isn’t a luxury – it’s frankly the only hope for peaceful coexistence on our one precious planet” – @CarolineLucas put it better than we could https://twitter.com/CarolineLucas/status/1541515052997550080 …Read more
RT @KingsCollegeNHS: 📍 This week, patients and visitors can visit a special Empathy Museum at King’s College Hospital! The museum helps people understand the lived experiences of different #NHS staff, and is part of our efforts to promote more conversations about diversity and inclusion. …Read more

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