EMPACT - Empathy and Sustainability: The Art of Thinking Like a Mountain


Cyprus University of Technology proudly presents the EMPACT Training Curriculum on Empathy and Sustainability Pathways for Arts edited by Efi Kyprianidou and Yiannis Christidis.  The Curriculum explores the role of empathetic responses in motivating artists and cultural practitioners to explore ways to tackle the key pillars of sustainability. It is the result of a dialogue between artists, sustainability experts, philosophers, and social scientists, aiming to explore the importance of empathy as a key to aiding people to tackle and act upon climate change. It is the culmination of collaborative efforts between experts from the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT, Cyprus) and the National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts (NATFA, Bulgaria). Tailored for artists engaged in visual, fine, and performative arts, as well as professionals within creative industries, museum and cultural organization managers, curators, and art theorists, this curriculum serves as a comprehensive learning tool designed to empower and inspire individuals across diverse art-related disciplines. The curriculum is divided into three modules:

  • «Empathy for Human and Non-human Beings,» demonstrating how empathy as an abstract concept can be applied in the arts
  • «Creative Sustainability,» delving into both the theoretical underpinnings and practical manifestations of sustainability within artistic practices
  • «Empathic and Resilient Artists,» equipping cultural practitioners with the tools and insights necessary to align their artistic endeavors with corporate art initiatives.

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