Stories don't come much more wow than this. Spanning decades and continents, war and peace, this tale of two men from either side of a conflict and the moment that brings them together needs to be seen to be believed.Read More
Sometimes it’s hard to find our sameness and show people that we care, especially when we don’t know them. Artist and designer Mariëlle Coppes shows us that simple gestures can do the trick.Read More
Imagine a world where we human beings live on other planets; where instead of star gazing we stare into space looking to find our shared origins, our home for Millennia. In a time like that we will all be united in having come from the same planet.Read More
Art is always near the top of the list of things that inspire us, give a little shot of goodness, and as we like to say "restart the heart". Finally getting a chance to see The Gamcha Project was a restart the heart moment...Read More
Here's an explanation of Empathy that's easy to understand and totally hits the spot. Combined with some stunning animation, this short unpacking of empathy vs sympathy is something to keep coming back to.Read More
You may have noticed the word "empathy" ringing around your ears a bit more recently, which is a very very cool thing. It's infused into everything we do as the [sameness] project and Roman Krznaric is leading the charge on the "empathy revolution", and bringing it to the masses.Read More
We often get asked how we dream up all the different [sameness] projects.
Sometimes they come to life through lots of puzzling over blank paper, sometimes through inspiration from other people, and sometimes we have 51 helium balloons that we need to get rid of.
So there we were, sitting on beanbags with around one thousand other people, facing what is probably the world's largest outdoor movie screen, with the world's tallest building rising up behind it, ready to watch the world premier of Champ of the Camp, a film with a whole lot of [sameness] running through it.Read More
The Overview Effect is a term used to describe what it is like to look back on planet earth from space, and the perspective shift that comes from zooming out beyond all the lines that typically divide people down on the ground.Read More
Each photo in Jannatul Mawa's series shows two ladies seated side by side, posing for pictures together in pretty nice looking homes. Being seated next to each other suggests a closeness that is offset by the story behind the photographs...Read More
Chris Abani is a poet. He is a writer. And he is a storyteller.
He tells stories of people. People standing up to soldiers, people being compassionate, people being human and reclaiming their humanity. It's "ubuntu," he says: the only way for me to be human is for you to reflect my humanity back at me.
He is an artist who was sick of watching and hearing negative media reports about Islam and Muslims. So he did what any artist would do... he created beautiful artwork. Using the Qu'ran to base his research from, Andrew Kosorok looked at the 99 Most Beautiful Names of God, and produced a stunning glass artwork for each of them. It's awe-inspiring stuff.Read More
These people didn't know one another before this photograph was taken. Awkward? Yes. Why? What does it take to reach out across race, class and age barriers? This project takes you outside of your comfort zone, so come on... forget about stranger danger.Read More
A street in Bangalore, India that is notorious for the amount of harassing males who've made it their hangout gets a re-branding. See how a social experiment instigated by a few Art & Design students from Bangalore helps passerby's open up in honest conversation.
Do you think a few tables and chairs can help build empathy?Read More
What does it mean to walk in the shoes of the other?
Typically, hospitals aren't the coolest of places to hangout. They're heavily associated with death, sickness and sad times. Life events that we all have in common. Check out this beautiful clip. Be encouraged to have empathetic eyes for others around you and try walking in someone else's shoes for a bit.
Adobe make some pretty sweet design programmes.
They also created an equally sweet platform for the talent of today's youth. "Adobe Youth Voices Aspire Awards" have given young people a creative medium to communicate their thoughts through. Check out their very inspiring website full of loads of visuals offering a glimpse into the stories of others.
Two Coca-Cola vending machines are installed, in two very different shopping malls, in two different countries: New Delhi, India, and Lahore, Pakistan. Two nations divided by more than just borders. See what happens when lines of separation and borders of division are erased for just one moment.Read More