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The Empathy Economy

The Empathy Economy is an ongoing project that examines systems of exchange and questions our notions of value, inclusion, wealth, and generosity. It operates on the values of human connection and persistent optimism, and the belief that systems of inequity can be transformed through personal interaction and small acts of kindness.

Empathy Mutual is a free-standing teller's booth where patrons can withdraw notes of encouragement and affirmation for themselves or others. The booth made its debut at Northern Spark 2018 in the first floor of the Minneapolis Central Library. Empathy Mutual is available for hire by emailing laurabrownart@gmail.com.