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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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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  In: Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, Volume 27, Issue 5, Special Issue: Revisiting the ethnographic turn in contemporary art Part 1.27. Abstract: An increasing wave of art events has occurred since the 1990s that have displayed significant similarities with anthropology and ethnography in their theorisations of cultural difference and representational practices. In this theme issue the authors aim to revisit the ethnographic turn in contemporary art by focusing on practice-led research. Contributions

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De publicatie, What exactly is making bevat bijdrages van KASK design onderzoekers Hilde Bouchez, Catherine Willems en Clara Vankerschaver over de aard en het proces van het maken, bekeken vanuit een antropologisch en fenomenologisch

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  In: Conflict and Design, Design Vlaanderen, Lannoo, 2013. Abstract: For many designers, conflict is a starting point from which to think about our society, to give content and meaning to the design process and to achieve sustainable and economically viable designs. The 7th Design Triennial, under the artistic direction of Kurt Vanbelleghem, offers with Conflict & Design an investigation into the social relevance of design: what is the role and responsibility of design in

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In: Fashion India, Spectacular Capitalism. Akademika Publishing. Kuldova, T. (ed.). The opulent, delicate, and handcrafted Indian fashion pieces resemble the white lotus, India's national flower. The lotus too, with its beauty, grows out of the mud - mud that remains invisible and hidden.  This anthology, written by an international group of anthropologists with hands-on experience in India and its multi-faceted fashion industry, explores the underlying dynamics of 'spectacular capitalism.' The contributors present a range of

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