A Mile in My Shoes is an empathy shoe shop, where visitors are invited to walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger – literally. Housed in a giant shoebox, this interactive exhibition contains a collection of shoes and audio stories that offers a snapshot into the breadth and diversity of who we are in Western Australia. You simply choose a pair of shoes – that may belong to a refugee, a sex worker or a FIFO operator – and walk a mile listening to the personal story of the shoe owner’s life.
In partnership with PIAF, The Empathy Museum and Centre for Stories are creating an extraordinary collection of stories that will give us a glimpse into the lives of Western Australians from all walks of life.
Cast & Crew / Artists
Curated by Clare Patey and Kitty Ross in collaboration with cultural thinker Roman Krznaric
Stories commissioned by Perth International Arts Festival
Stories collected and produced by Centre for Stories:
Senior Producer Meri Fatin
Producers Marnie Richardson Sinéad Mangan
Audio mix and post production by Adrian Sardi at The Vault
Environmental Sound Recordings by David Allan-Petale
And the stories of
Uncle Ben Taylor Cuermara
Awards & Reviews
‘A surprisingly profound experience.’
Show Date & Times
Thur 18 Feb–Sun 6 Mar