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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On June 27th we had a full day seminar in Ghent, where the futurefootwearfoundation advisory board members introduced themselves, the centers that they represent, how they relate to futurefootwearfoundation, and the students involved in futurefootwearfoundation presented their work. In the seminar all three pillars of our foundation came together: Design, Anthropology and Biomechanics. From L to R : catherinewillems, founder of futurefootwearfoundation - els_roelandt from schoolofartsgent - board member eelko_moorer from lcflondon_ - board member Kristiaan D'Aôut from university of Liverpool -

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American Journal of Physical Anthropology 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 barefoot and indigenously shod at voluntary speed on an artificial substrate. The experiment was repeated outside, on a natural substrate. Data were collected from (1) a heel-mounted 3D-accelerometer recording peak impact at heel contact, (2) an ankle-mounted 3D-goniometer

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Research at the convergence of indigenous craftsmanship and modern technology. Catherine Willems (ontwerper/designer) Dries Vandecruys (producent/producteut/producer) KASK / RSPrint / Materialising / Vivobarefoot / Toehold (NL) Future Footwear 2.0 onderzoekt een platte schoen die blootvoets stappen benadert door materiaalgebruik en biomechanisch onderzoek. Er is een sensor ontwikkeld die je voet scant en dan een schoen print die perfect past. Het concept vertaalt de traditionele ambachtelijke schoen van de Zuid-Indische Kolhapuri gemeenschap in een innovatief product.

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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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