Shoes Have Names

Ellen Sampson (Designer), Jo Cope (Designer), Liz Ciokajlo (Designer), Jana Zornik (Designer), Caroline Groves (Designer), Kobi Levi (Designer)

Research output: Non-textual formExhibition


This exhibition was originally created for London Craft Week and displayed at Shelter Boutique, Coal Drops Yard

Contributing artists:

Kobi Levi, Elisabeth Thorsen, Kristina Walsh, Liz Ciokajlo, Tabitha Ringwood, Daniel Charkow, Dr Ellen Sampson, Caroline Groves, Jana Zornik, Jackie Leggett

This exhibition celebrates the positive change Shelter has helped make to people struggling with bad housing through their advice and support services. Shoe designers from the UK/ Europe worked with individuals who faced homelessness to understand their story and their future hopes after working with Shelter.

The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the thousands of people tackling evictions, poor housing conditions, landlord issues and homelessness. But Shelter gives hope. With the right support and by working together, people can fight bad housing and make a positive change.

Every shoe tells a story
Each shoe or pair of shoes created by the designers will be named after the person who’s been supported by Shelter. The designers have been asked to create a unique design reflecting the stories of the individuals using the materials they are most comfortable using from their current design specialisms.

Boutique by Shelter x Jo Cope
Jo Cope is a conceptual fashion designer working at the intersection of fine art, fashion and craft. She has curated the pieces for the exhibition alongside the Boutique by Shelter team. Since 2006 Jo has worked on a diverse range of commissions and exhibits which push the formal boundaries of fashion questioning its evolving role within art and society.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2020


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