Applied Empathy Podcast: Changing Tastes

Applied Empathy Podcast: Changing Tastes


Applied Empathy is a monthly conversation series held at Sub Rosa’s studio in Manhattan. Each discussion features individuals who incorporate empathic behaviors into their professional and personal lives. In conjunction with a Sub Rosa moderator and audience, they discuss a unique theme pertaining to empathy and their respective careers.

The inaugural evening, held on March 29, centered around the theme Changing Tastes: How Design Shapes DemandSub Rosa’s Founder/CEO Michael Ventura moderated a discussion with special guests Piera Gelardi (Co-founder/Creative Director, Refinery29) and Pepin Gelardi (Partner/Head of Product Design Strategy, Tomorrow Lab).

Hear what happened when these power siblings were paired together in our podcast below.

Sub Rosa’s Applied Empathy podcast is available via SoundCloud, StitcherGoogle Play, and iTunes. To receive updates about future Sub Rosa-hosted discussions, please email