Research article: Biomechanical implications of walking with indigenous footwear.   American Journal of Physical Anthropology Research article: Biomechanical implications of walking with indigenous footwear. By Catherine Willems, Gaetane Stassijns, Wim Cornelis and Kristiaan D'Août. Version of Record online : 19 JAN 2017, DOI: 10.1002/ajpa.23169 Abstract: This study investigates biomechanical implications of walking with indigenous “Kolhapuri” footwear compared to barefoot walking among a population of South Indians. Materials and methods: Ten healthy adults from South India walked

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                      4th International NWFashionConference Local Fashion Communities University of Antwerp, Belgium 24-26 November 2016 A forum to explore fashion systems around the world. Fashion can be an important engine in the environmentally, culturally and economical sustainable development of communities with the potential to be a crucial element in the cultural ecosystem that nourishes identity formation. As central theme of this academic conference, we would like

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8th Triennial for Design. www.designmuseumgent.be/en/events/hands-on-design The chemistry between the maker, the designer and the company ‘Hands on Design’ showcases design that is inspired and produced thanks to the innovative power of traditional methods and craftsmanship. Discover that chemistry this autumn in Design museum Gent. From 19 November 2016 until 5 March 2017, ‘Hands on Design’ will show a superb selection of contemporary and historic design products, which are perfect examples of outstanding craftsmanship and the

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Conferentie Hands on Design 18/11/2016, Marriott Hotel Gent.   Op 18 november opent in Design museum Gent de 8ste Triënnale voor Vormgeving. De tentoonstelling 'Hands on Design' toont objecten ontworpen en gemaakt vanuit de innovatieve kracht van ambachtelijk denken. Ze focust op hoogwaardig vakmanschap, dat in veel objecten aanwezig is, maar vaak onzichtbaar. In de expo wordt dat onzichtbare, zichtbaar gemaakt. In het voorafgaand proces – van ontwerptekening, over computermodel, prototype tot eindproduct – is

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The 6th Congress of the Portuguese Anthropological Association continues the debate about the worlds we inhabit, create and differentiate. Ethnographic-­‐based  art  practices  are  opening  up  alternative  possibilities  for  doing  fieldwork,  by  involving  different  senses  and  deploying  assorted  strategies  and  media.  Two  panels (TO69a/b) welcome  interdisciplinary  approaches  and  hybrid  interventions:  from  academic  papers  to  installations,  and  audio-­‐visual  and/or  social  interventions  in  the  public  space,  and  the  space  of  the  academy. 'People, planet, research' is presented by

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Reflections, October 2015. By Catherine Willems. I am in Namibia. The thermometer indicates 32 degrees Celsius. This is my first time in Southern Africa. The purpose of my visit is to remake the indigenous hunting sandal with the Ju’/hoan San of Nyae Nyae in Namibia, near the border of Botswana. At the same time I will investigate the impact of the leather sandal on gait. The biomechanics of movement; example of the pressure plate set

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https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/vivobarefoot/the-original-san-dal Shoes should allow your feet to do their natural thing — the way they have done for tens of thousands of years. Own a pair of the original bushman San-dals, designed for persistence hunting and barely changed for thousands and thousands of

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Research In Flanders • Flanders Knowledge Area vzw • Thematic papers • Innovating the Arts Fundamental scientific research is not the only way to tackle today’s social challenges such as they are set out in the Horizon 2020 project, the European Commission’s ground-breaking research and innovation programme that started two years ago in 2014 and will go on until 2020. Research into the arts also offers a whole range of possible solutions. But it does

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    In: Volkskunde, driemaandelijks tijdschrift voor de studie van de volkscultuur, Special Issue on cultural heritage, 2015 (sept-dec). Abstract The Saami, living in the northern parts of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and northwestern Russia (also known as Sápmi) use the nuvttohat during winter time. The nuvttohat is a winter boot made from local available material (i.e. skin of the reindeer fur leg). The boots provide the ultimate protection from the environment while respecting the natural

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