What’s it like to have been a prisoner of war? To be a sex worker, miner or refugee? Or to have rediscovered love in your eighties? Empathy Museum invites you to look at the world through someone else’s eyes.
Curated by artist Clare Patey, Empathy Museum presents a series of travelling, participatory experiences focused on storytelling and dialogue. Experience A Mile in My Shoes, an interactive shoe shop where you can literally walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger while listening to a story about their life. Other projects include A Thousand and One Books, a crowd-sourced library for armchair travel into other lives and times, and Human Library, where instead of borrowing a book, visitors borrow a person – a Living Book – for an afternoon of conversation.
Empathy Museum doesn’t have a permanent home. Its projects are travelling, nimble pop-ups – they’ve been across the UK and to Belgium, Ireland, the USA, Australia, Brazil and Siberia. To keep up with its whereabouts, explore videos, podcasts and more visit empathymuseum.com.
A Mile in My Shoes
3 January – 30 April 2021
|Sydney Festival, Australian National Maritime Museum, Australia||Details and tickets|