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Empathy Tour

  • London Bridge Hive 1 Melior Place London, England, SE1 3SZ United Kingdom (map)

An empathy walking tour and workshop based on a simple idea. We provide some props, you get to walk in the shoes of somebody else for a moment.

by Powell Tuck Associates

Experience the town and buildings in an old age simulation suit, with a pushchair and/ or with crutches.

We invite any curious soul, architects, designers and urban planners, students and practitioners to join our tour and understand the boundaries that exist in London and depend on the stage of life.  We invite the participants to experience the city from a point of view of an older person, pregnant woman, a person in a wheelchair, a person with a pushchair, a blind person or a person with hearing problems. Participants will try various props to simulate different stages of life including SD&C Senior Suit, specially shipped from Germany for the workshop. 

The workshop / tour will be divided into shorter slots of activities to allow the participants to try different props. Time slots: 10am, 11am, 12pm.

The event has been organised with help from SD&C Senior Suit Germany and sponsored by Famella Building Contractors.

The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as the global hub for architecture. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2019 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme of ‘boundaries’.