How art teaches us empathy

The arts are increasingly acknowledged as a key force in developing the capacity for human connection.


The role of art is often seen as something that must disturb and provoke but the arts also have a much gentler role: the evoking of empathy.

In a society where the need for human connection is challenged by computerisation and technological mediation, empathy is increasingly valued as a major aspect of emotional intelligence.

by MADELEINE DORE