ENCLOTHED COGNITION: Empathy coat, a visual primer, is an installation that seeks to inspire discussion around the connection between design and well-being. If how we dress impacts the outcome of our interactions, can we use fashion to positively influence our well-being?
The Enclothed Cognition project endeavors to highlight underlying patterns that guide our behavior by priming conversations around the impact that design has on our lives.
The act of listening is a form of empathy, it is the thread that connects us and gives us a sense of belonging, which is vital. Empathy is a human capacity that allows us to perceive, process, and respond to others’ emotional states. It is a mechanism to enhance our thinking, for if we know how other people feel, we have a better chance of understanding their perspectives. The Empathy coat serves as both a primer and reminder of the power of empathy within the built environment.