Case study

Social Connection: Encouraging people to see the world through other people's eyes

This is part of our series of case studies or examples how a culture organisation contributes to one of the 12 dimensions of wellbeing from QWB Lab's Wellbeing Framework.

Culture organisations are wonderful platforms for social connection with family and friends as we have discussed in one of our newsletters. They can also be connectors for strangers that allow us to see the world through other people's eyes, and thereby promote empathy.

The Empathy Museum is a series of travelling participatory art projects that encourage just that. The museum explores how empathy can not only transform our personal relationships, but also help tackle global challenges such as prejudice, conflict and inequality. Projects include A Human Library, where instead of borrowing a book, visitors can borrow a living book, aka a person, for conversation. A Mile in My Shoes is a shoe shop where visitors are invited to borrow someone else’s shoes and literally walk a mile in them while listening to their story.

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Case study

Social Connection: Encouraging people to see the world through other people's eyes

This is part of our series of case studies or examples how a culture organisation contributes to one of the 12 dimensions of wellbeing from QWB Lab's Wellbeing Framework.

Culture organisations are wonderful platforms for social connection with family and friends as we have discussed in one of our newsletters. They can also be connectors for strangers that allow us to see the world through other people's eyes, and thereby promote empathy.

The Empathy Museum is a series of travelling participatory art projects that encourage just that. The museum explores how empathy can not only transform our personal relationships, but also help tackle global challenges such as prejudice, conflict and inequality. Projects include A Human Library, where instead of borrowing a book, visitors can borrow a living book, aka a person, for conversation. A Mile in My Shoes is a shoe shop where visitors are invited to borrow someone else’s shoes and literally walk a mile in them while listening to their story.

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