Applied Empathy Podcast: The Multidisciplinary Self

Applied Empathy Podcast: The Multidisciplinary Self

Waris Ahluwalia

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.

This month, Sub Rosa’s Michael Ventura speaks with Oliver Jeffers, artist and illustrator, whose acclaimed picture books have been translated into more than 36 languages. These include the New York Times Best Sellers The Day the Crayons Quit and This Moose Belongs to Me.

Michael and Oliver are joined by actor, model, designer and House of Waris Founder Waris Ahluwalia. As a screen actor, Waris is perhaps best known for his roles in the Wes Anderson Films The Grand Budapest Hotel and The Darjeeling Limited, as well as alongside Tilda Swinton in I am Love.

Together, Michael, Oliver, and Waris explore the theme “The Multidisciplinary Self: Championing Your Brand of Creativity.”

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