Research

We prioritise practiced-based research. Through independent inquiry, multidisciplinary engagements and reflective analysis; our interest is in challenging the question rather than delivering solutions.

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Exhibit

We exhibit, stage and perform artwork, film and theatre. We believe in the convening power of cultural activity and the potential for the arts to challenge conventional dialogues.

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Create

We believe that new insights can be developed, new questions raised and new dialogues provoked through the catalytic effects of visual art, performance and literature.

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Curate

We conceptualise, initiate and co-curate exhibitions, festivals and conferences. The construction of multi-modal platforms for the foregrounding of critical practice is integral to our work.

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Convene

We construct contexts for non-hierarchical self-reflective dialogues. Formulating the platforms for pluralistic challenging debate is a key component of our practice.

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Publish

We author and publish articles, chapters and policy papers exploring the impact of arts-based research and failures of empathy within a range of domains.

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Lecture

We host and present public presentations by artists, academics and activists raising questions and arguing for new perspectives.

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What is E & R?

Introduction Empathy & Risk is an artist-led inter-disciplinary initiative that addresses issues of systemic failure in contexts of contemporary global

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How E & R Works

Intervention Empathy & Risk draws on a body of international artists, academics and practitioners who work in sites of publicly

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Who is E & R?

Founders The Empathy & Risk inquiry was conceptualised by British visual artist David Cotterrell and Sri Lankan playwright, Ruwanthie de Chickera. Empathy & Risk is supported

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