Empathy Colloquium (Lisbon, October 2022)

We've been very excited to contribute to the Empathy Colloquium in Art-Science-Philosophy organised by our MDN board member, Dr Graca Correa at the Centre of Philosophy of Science (CFCUL), University of Lisbon.

The colloquium aimed to debate ideas from the arts, humanities and sciences on the process of empathy. It brought together scholars from different areas of knowledge to discuss much-needed connections of empathic processes with other related views and notions—such as technologies of immersion and philosophies of becoming another, affective literacies in theatre making and spectating, the role of aesthetics in promoting empathy towards the Other (e.g. migrants), as well as thoughts on the empathic process of beholding artworks, from which the notion of empathy as ‘Einfühlung’ (feeling into) originally derives from.