THE REWARDS OF

EMPATHY

As travelers, every experience is a chance to learn about places and people. But how does empathy enhance our ability to understand our own place in the world? In these stories, we’ll discover how cultural knowledge can be shared through fine cuisine, how personal connections can translate to high-end style, and the role and value of empathy through the lens of modern day philosophy. By the end, it becomes clear that the more we understand other perspectives, the more meaningful experiences we create.

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EMPATHY

AN ARCHITECT’S PERSPECTIVE

Explore the role of empathy in architecture with Chicago architect Monica Chadha, whose world travels inspire her to listen differently, understand others’ experiences, and design spaces that bring people together.

EMPATHY

THE TASTE OF TRAVEL

Watch while Chef Martha Ortiz, one of Mexico’s most renowned chefs, explains her multi-layered passion for dishes through an extraordinary visual and sensory journey. Here, you’ll learn how cuisine can provide cultural knowledge, and bring people together through a deliciously-shared experience.

DISCOVER EVEN MORE CULINARY INSIGHTS FROM CHEF MARTHA ORTIZ

EMPATHY

A BESPOKE CONNECTION

The art of bespoke tailoring—custom suit making—is one of London’s oldest crafts. Visit the atelier of Kathryn Sargent, the first woman Master Tailor to open her own shop in Savile Row, and experience how she’s modernizing this industry for the twenty-first century, one personal connection at a time.

LEARN THE SECRETS TO KATHRYN SARGENT’S SUCCESS IN THE NEW WORLD OF SAVILE ROW

EMPATHY

PHILOSOPHY FOR EVERYDAY LIFE

Join authors and philosophy experts David Edmonds and Nigel Warburton for a chat about how empathy plays a valuable role in our everyday lives. Explore how empathy truly works, what great minds have said about its powers, and the importance of forming connections with the world around us.

LISTEN TO DAVID EDMONDS AND NIGEL WARBURTON EXPLORE THE ROLE OF EMPATHY IN OUR DAILY LIVES.

“Being human is to be connected with those immediately around you.”

– David Edmonds

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November 23, 2018

Four Portraits of Porto Through the Architecture of Álvaro Siza Vieira

Every building tells a story about its city. And architect Alvaro Siza Vieira's works illustrate a lot about his hometown of Porto, Portugal.
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August 16, 2018

The Taste of Travel

Watch while Chef Martha Ortiz, one of Mexico’s most renowned chefs, explains her multi-layered passion for dishes through an extraordinary visual and sensory journey. Here, you’ll learn how cuisine can…
EmpathyVideos
August 16, 2018

A Bespoke Connection

The art of bespoke tailoring—custom suit making—is one of London’s oldest crafts. Visit the atelier of Kathryn Sargent, the first woman Master Tailor to open her own shop in Savile…
EmpathyVideos
August 15, 2018

An Architect’s Perspective

  Explore the role of empathy in architecture with Chicago architect Monica Chadha, whose world travels inspire her to listen differently, understand others’ experiences, and design spaces that bring people…
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March 9, 2018

Three Places to Taste Latin America’s Chocolate Renaissance

Chocolate. The word alone makes your mouth water. A treat so luxurious it's no wonder the ancient Maya considered cacao trees to be sacred.
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March 2, 2018

The Rise of Inclusive, Empathetic Designers: How Creativity Strives with People in Mind

A sense of empathy is crucial for good design—and really good design is entirely reliant on it.

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