EXHIBIT A:

INVESTIGATING CRIME AND FOOTWEAR

Opens April 18, 2024
 
This exhibition examines both the development of footwear forensics as a means of solving crime and the social constructions of criminality from the nineteenth century to today. It also considers how clothing and footwear play roles in cultural ideas of criminality informed by assumptions and bias. This exhibition will take visitors on a journey to sleuth out the central but complex role of footwear in crime, policing, the judiciary system and our cultural ideas of criminality.

Curated by:
Dr. Alison Matthews David, Professor at the School of Fashion, Toronto Metropolitan University
Elizabeth Semmelhack, Director and Senior Curator, Bata Shoe Museum