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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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…
EmpathyVideo
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…
EmpathyVideo
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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June 26, 2018

Wandering in Warsaw: a Refined View from Pączki to Rooftop Gardens

From the finest rose-jam filled pączki to spectacular rooftop garden views, here's your guide to the Polish capital's hidden gems.
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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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January 29, 2018

36 Hours in Berlin: Capturing the Spirit of a City in Flux

Berlin is unique among cities, because its story is so unlike most urban histories.
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October 5, 2017

Primal Inspiration: The Palate’s Colour Palette in Tel Aviv

There's no better place than Tel Aviv to explore creativity in cuisine.
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September 14, 2017

From String Quartets to Mother’s Milk: How InterContinental’s Concierges Handle Unusual Requests

The job of a luxury-hotel concierge requires a penchant for finding new recommendations.
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July 25, 2017

Forbidden Bebop: How Eastern European Jazz Keeps Breaking All the Rules

Behind the Iron Curtain, jazz came to symbolise freedom and the avant-garde.
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June 6, 2017

Bridging the Divide: 8 Controversial Bridges in Europe

A bridge is usually synonymous with unity, but there's another side to the story.
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April 14, 2017

A Bird’s-Eye View of Istanbul’s Chaotic Unity

Minarets pierce the sky to form Istanbul's prominent skyline and stand watch across the Bosphorus.
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January 19, 2017

Berlin: The Green Heart of Europe

From green spaces to local food, Berlin is one of the world's most inspiring eco-friendly destinations.
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November 14, 2016

Crème de la crème: The Art of French Pâtisserie

Once used only as art for banquets, French pastry has evolved to become the epitome of haute cuisine.

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