Empathy Echo Chamber by Enni-Kukka Tuomala at London Design Biennale
The term "echo chamber" has come to exemplify polarisation and isolation in the information age. Finland’s Pavilion challenges this notion, in a moment when we are looking for ways to reconnect with each other and re-enter public life.
1. – 27.6.2021
Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
Designed by Enni-Kukka Tuomala, the "Empathy Echo Chamber" is an inflatable installation and a reflective space – both literally and emotionally. The Pavilion is made of a reflective material and inside, visitors are encouraged to reflect on their experiences and perspectives together and respond to each other through empathy. Unlike the echo chamber which only reflects back what we already know and think, the "Empathy Echo Chamber" is a positive and communal echo chamber of exchange where participants are prompted to step outside themselves to really see and be seen by each other.
London Design Biennale