T-Practice Workshop: Ecological Empathy: A Relational Practice for Sustainability

Speaker: Lauren Lambert
Ecological empathy can help to build human-nature (re) connection by enhancing relational values in sustainability practice. In this session I will present a step by step practice for considering more-than-human species into research contexts through building ecological empathy. This model is based on an integration of literature from biophilia, deep ecology, embodied cognition, and multi-species ethnography and is intended to enhance the way researchers address human-nature (re)connection in their work. The workshop will provide a practice environment within which practitioners and researchers can bring their research contexts and we will workshop building ecological empathy for a select number of projects.