WHAT IF we biofabricate our uppers? is one of the many questions where shoe designer Kristel Peters is looking into within her project ’Rethinking High Fashion Shoes’ for KASK, School of Arts in Ghent. During the Dutch Design Week (17-25/10) she explores the future of fashion shoes within the concept of circular economy.
With this research, she wants to trigger the fashion and shoe industry to design future proof. Awareness is the theme of this installation. The audience experiences live ’Growing shoes’. A living organisme will determine the final design. The installation comprises a living grow shoe and mycelium trials that she develops as an artist at the Myco Design Lab in collaboration with Mediamatic, Officina Corpuscoli and the University of Utrecht.
The research project of Kristel Peters is generously funded by the Research Fund University College Ghent.