Designers in Residence 2020 Care

Forest Empathy: Understanding the Perspectives of Trees

How can design help build empathy between humans and trees?

Enni-Kukka Tuomala

Finnish designer and artist based in London, Enni-Kukka Tuomala’s work aims to challenge perceptions of empathy from an individual feeling to collective power and understand its role in our daily lives. With a focus on the urgent need for humans to rethink their relationship with the natural world, Enni’s residency project explores empathy between humans and trees. She has directed a film and photographic essay revealing the personalities and perspectives of forests, alongside a new 'Empathy Ecosystem' tracing the role of empathy in human and non-human life, and a 'Tree Tour' of the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea that invites visitors to connect with urban forests in London.


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