UH Arts + Culture are delighted to present A Mile in My Shoes – a shoe shop where visitors are invited to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes, literally.
Created by the Empathy Museum and housed in a giant shoebox, this roaming exhibit holds a diverse collection of shoes and audio stories that explore our shared humanity. From a Syrian refugee to a sex worker, a war veteran to a neurosurgeon, visitors are invited to walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger while listening to their story. The stories cover different aspects of life, from loss and grief to hope and love and take the visitor on an empathetic as well as a physical journey.
A Mile in My Shoes forms part of the wider programme of our group exhibition Empathy for People, Empathy for Things. Both exhibits explore empathy – an important issue of our time – and what that might mean for how we relate with each other and connect to the things around us.
A Mile in My Shoes will be in a prime location outside Main Reception on College Lane Campus – you cannot miss the giant shoebox! Drop in at any point during the following dates and times: