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Shoe and Tell: Exhibition by Naomi Braithwaite
23 November, 2017 @ 10:30 am - 25 November, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Dr Naomi Braithwaite, a Senior Lecturer at Nottingham Trent University is hosting Shoe and Tell in collaboration with Nottingham Writers’ Studio, for the Being Human Festival 2017 — the UK’s only national festival of the humanities.
With so much emphasis on image and individuality, how do today’s teenagers negotiate the complexity of identity as they move into adulthood? Shoe and Tell responds with an interactive exhibition of photographs, and supporting narratives, to be held from 23rd-25th November 2017. Open to all, the exhibition will take visitors on an exploration of teenage identity through the lens of shoes. A series of photographs featuring teenagers and their favourite footwear, together with extracts from their individual shoe narratives, illustrates the importance of everyday objects in communicating the complexity of identity for teenagers.
The exhibition will ask participants to reflect on what it means to be a teenager today, while triggering personal reflections of their own experiences. Visitors are invited to write a personal teenage shoe story and contribute it to the Shoe and Tell Memory Tree.
This event was selected to be part of Being Human by the festival organisers, the School of Advanced Study, University of London, the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC), and the British Academy (BA). For further details about the festival: https://beinghumanfestival.org/
Exhibition opening times:
Thursday 23rd November, 10.30 -17.30
Friday 24th November, 10.30-17.30, with a private view from 6.30-9pm
Saturday 25th November, 10am-12pm