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Territorial Empathy

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Territorial Empathy is a nonprofit organization that believes empathy plays a key role in making cities more inclusive and sustainable. Our work sheds light on the issues that most affect vulnerable persons in urban areas: women, children, and migrants. Most recently, we have worked with congress to visualize the crisis of sexual assault affecting migrant children in detention, some of whom where tragically separated from their parents at the border. Additionally, we just completed a proposal to design a memorial for the victims of Hurricane Maria in Battery Park City that celebrates the Puerto Rican diaspora’s contributions to New York City. Our organization works locally and around the world by bringing together architects, urbanists, and design technologists to work on behalf of the people and places that are often overlooked. From studying the relationship between climate change and increased Central American migration to the U.S., to sustainable refugee camp prototype design in Syria – we believe that design has the responsibility to change the world.

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