A Mile in My Shoes is an interactive, travelling audio work in which visitors are invited to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes—literally. Housed in a giant shoebox and set to be presented in the Arts Centre’s forecourt from 1–17 November, it is composed of stories—and shoes—from people in Melbourne and across the world. Specifically, Melbourne’s iteration of A Mile in My Shoes investigates their relationships with water. We encourage you to drop into the Arts Centre forecourt, just over the road from MPavilion, and discover thirty-five tales from all walks of life: an eighty-one-year-old rower, a marine biologist, a Vietnam War veteran and even an English migrant with a fear of water. Pop someone else’s shoes on, as well as a pair of headphones, and listen to their story!
Just as the installation is concluding, join us for this event and welcome a panel from Arts Centre Melbourne, who will discuss how projects like A Mile in My Shoes can transform our relationships with others; and, in doing so, how they can help tackle global challenges such as prejudice, conflict and inequality.