doctoral research

Future Footwear

  • Onderzoekers: Catherine Willems
  • Promotoren: Dirk van Gogh (School of Arts), Hendrik Pinxten (Ghent University, dept. of Cultural Sciences), Gaetane Stassijns (University of Antwerp, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation), Kristiaan D'Aout (University of Antwerp, dept. of Biology)

2009 – 2015

‘Future Footwear’ is a six-year PhD project in the arts financially supported by the Research Fund of University College Ghent. The set-up of the research is interdisciplinary with input from physical medicine and biomechanics, ecological anthropology and design sciences. Two cases on ethnic footwear, one in South India on Kolhapur footwear, one in Northern Europe on Sami boots, and one case on contemporary shoe design deliver the necessary data to develop a toolbox for the efficient creation of footwear.

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