Empathy Museum's "A Mile In My Shoes"

August 9 - September 27

10:00 am - 7:00 pm

Tail Tracks Plaza (on 16th Street between Wewatta and Wynkoop)

Ever wondered what it’s like to walk in someone else’s shoes and see the world through their eyes?

The Empathy Museum’s “A Mile in My Shoes,” exhibit is in Denver, CO this August as part of the Biennial of the Americas 2019 Festival (#BOTA19!). 

This traveling, one-of-a-kind, FREE participatory exhibition allows participants to literally walk in someone else’s shoes while listening to a story about that person’s life. From a Syrian refugee sex worker, to a war veteran and neurosurgeon, the stories housed in this shoebox invite participants on a profound journey of empathy that explores our shared humanity and creates deep, lasting mental impressions that last well after the physical mile is traversed.

The Mile In My Shoes exhibit embodies the #BOTA19 theme of “Empathy in Action,” and will provide viewers a unique opportunity to think about and experience empathy in the lead up to the Biennial of the Americas festival on September 25 – 28.

The exhibition will be open seven days a week from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm in Tail Tracks Plaza (on 16th Street between Wewatta and Wynkoop) August 9 through September 27.

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About the Artist: Clare Patey

Clare Patey is an award winning artist and curator who creates participatory art projects and social spaces. Her work combines cross-disciplinary enquiry and a collaborative process with a sense of play and creative agency. Commissions include: London International Festival of Theatre, Channel 4 (winner of RTS award), Southbank Centre and The National Theatre. She was the creator of the critically acclaimed Museum Of, The Ministry of Trying to Do Something About It, and annually curated Feast on the Bridge. She is currently director of Empathy Museum, where her award winning immersive project A Mile in My Shoes tours internationally. She is part of the urban farming, Edible Utopia collective.