A film by Vivobarefoot, featuring FFF A short documentary about the effect of footwear on body and environment called #SHOESPIRACY.Catherine is one of the contributors that give you an insight on the journey of the feet and the original function of footwear. Link to full docu

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The Heel And The Sneaker Catherine Willems was part of a BBC World Service podcast about footwear "The heel and the sneaker". Click the link below to find out what’s in a shoe - apart from a foot. Last 4 minutes is Catherine's turn: "What’s in a shoe - apart from a foot? Shoes can be so much more than a protection and ‘dressing’ of our feet: from Egyptian pharaohs to European paupers, footwear has been linked not just

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Catherine Willems, director of Future Footwear Foundation has shared her way of working and views on footwear in the book "Better, Fewer Things. The Hidden Wisdom of Objects" (Glenn Adamson, 2018). Read on to find the full text: "This principle also has pride of place in the work of another, very different specialist: Catherine Willems, a Belgian design researcher who is trying to (in her words) "combine ancient wisdom with new technologies" in order to

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After the successful launch of our book "Do You Want Your Feet Back? Barefoot Cobblers" in Vivobarefoot store, Neal Street London; We invite you for our next presentation in Antwerp on 30.01.2019 / 18:30 - 20:00The event will take place in the Copyright Bookshop on Nationalestraat. Welcome!

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Do You Want Your Feet Back?Barefoot Cobblers Future Footwear Foundation is thrilled to announce its first book! 19 x 27 cm, 148 p, ills colour, dust jacket, EnglishISBN 9789490800994design: 6′56″ Els Roelandt & Catherine Willems (eds.) edition of 1500 e28,00- € About the book: What makes Catherine Willems’ work on “future footwear” so appealing is its promise to leapfrog more than 150 years of industrialization, with all its attendant afflictions—environmental destruction, depletion of natural resources, extreme global inequality—and

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During State of Fashion, a presentation, debate or talk is organised every Friday in our event space: The Whataboutery. How can we come up with solutions for the sustainability issue that is so urgent in the fashion industry? Like the exhibition, the discussions in the Whataboutery are part of the search for the new luxury. You as a visitor are cordially invited to think along critically, ask questions, and have a conversation with our special

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Barefoot Hero. Biomechanics workshop with Kristiaan D'Août, @livUniAgeing, University of Liverpool, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, @eelko_moorer, @london_college_of_fashion and Catherine Willems, @schoolofartsgent. Foot measuring and biomechanics form the base of a footwear design project between students of the institutes mentioned above. Kick off at White Wolf Yoga Liverpool with a toe yoga session given by Louise

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TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS: Selective Laser Sintering technology in Polyamide (PA). TECHNOLOGY HIGHLIGHTS: Handcrafted shoe production and 3D-printing have a lot in common: its use of materials and time and its focus on the individual. After scanning a person’s feet ‘a made to measure’ shoe is printed in specific 3D-printed material. The link with the indigenous counterpart, a Bantu shoe made out of vegetable tanned buffalo hide, is clear both in aesthetics and in biomechanical properties. A

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