The big day is coming: on September 4 the Empathy Museum launches its inaugural exhibition, A Mile in My Shoes, on the Thames riverside in London as part of the Totally Thames festival.
Please do come along to our opening exhibit if you can. It will be open 4th-27th September, Wednesday to Sunday, 12noon to 6pm at Riverside Gardens near Vauxhall Bridge.
A Mile in My Shoes – Crowd Funding Campaign
A Mile in My Shoes is an empathy shoe shop, where visitors are invited to walk in the actual shoes of another person, ranging from a paediatric brain surgeon and a market trader to a refugee and a chess grand master. While walking along for a mile in someone else’s shoes you are immersed in an audio narrative of their life.
To help support the launch we have just started a crowd funding campaign at Indiegogo to raise the additional £15,000 we need to house the exhibit in a specially designed giant shoebox, and then tour it.
I would be hugely grateful if you took a few minutes to visit the campaign page here and make a pledge.
Please also share the campaign page link on twitter, facebook and other channels. Sample tweet: Join the Empathy Revolution and support the launch of the world’s first @empathymuseum http://igg.me/at/TheEmpathyMuseum/x/11618909
The Empathy Museum has already captured the public imagination. It’s been featured in the media around the world, and we’ve received invitations to take it everywhere from Paris to Beirut. Our first international exhibit will be in Australia in 2016.
The museum is based on ideas in my book Empathy. Its director is the acclaimed artist and curator Clare Patey.
Your support will help make the Empathy Museum a reality and launch it onto a global stage. Please join us.
Founder, The Empathy Museum