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Empathy Rally - reclaiming the public realm (part of LFA)

Date: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Opening Hours: 
12-3pm
Address: 
RAW Labs, Norton Quays, Royal Albert Wharf, London, E16 2QJ

The Campaign for Empathy, the world’s first community-centred campaign to promote empathy during the time of Brexit uncertainty, has been running in the London borough of Newham since March 2019, led by London-based Finnish empathy artist and designer Enni-Kukka Tuomala.

On 8 June, Enni-Kukka is staging an Empathy Rally to reclaim the public realm as a space for empathy, community and connection in the Royal Docks, in the midst of building sites and regeneration plans. The rally aims to challenge the invisible emotional, social, cultural, ideological and economic boundaries between people in an area filled with physical boundaries from newly built boundaries like the cross-rail tracks and the numerous architectural redevelopments, to naturally formed boundaries such as the river.

You are invited to come along to make banners, hear inspirational speakers on empathy, join a march down the Royal Docks waterfront, and be a part of the creation of a new empathy artwork! By making a rallying cry for empathy, together with the participants, Enni-Kukka hopes to harness the collective power of empathy to demonstrate its future potential to create shared, equal and safe spaces for community-building.

Please note:

Due to maintenance work, there will be no DLR service between Bank and Shadwell and between Poplar and Beckton. Please check for an alternative route here, with rail replacement services running from Canning Town Station (DLR, Jubilee lines)

Access Information

RAW Labs has step-free access from the street to the ground level of the building, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. There is no step-free access to the mezzanine level. This venue does not have a hearing loop system.

There is permit parking directly outside RAW Labs, but please call ahead to request a permit.

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this venue or event, would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, or would like this information in an alternate format including Easy Read, please email rawlabs@bowarts.com or call 07806 733 914

Travel Information

Nearest station(s): Gallions Reach DLR
Bus: 101, 262, 366, 474, N551
Parking: Please contact a member of staff to request a parking permit

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