A Mile in My Shoes
A Mile in My Shoes invites visitors to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes—literally. Housed in a giant shoebox, this 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.
Clare Patey
Director, Empathy Museum
Clare Patey is the director of the Empathy Museum and an award-winning artist and curator who creates participatory art projects and social spaces. Patey was the creator of the critically acclaimed Museum Of —a five-year museum project on the Southbank; The Ministry of Trying to Do Something About It for the New Economics Foundation; and the annually curated Feast on the Bridge for the Thames Festival. She is currently part of the Edible Utopia collective, creating an urban farm at Somerset House in central London.