Empathy Museum, outside Now Gallery – Review

Just beside North Greenwich station stand two exhibitions which together form the Empathy Museum, part of this year’s LIFT. Each exhibit, a pop up interactive shoe shop and pop up library, are easily accessible and identifiable, if a little ambiguous to passers by.

The premise of the shoe shop is simple: to literally walk a mile in someone else’s shoes. It’s borne out of a vision to promote understanding of other people’s stories and ways of life. In light of the tragic Orlando massacre – which I arrived home that night to hear about – in addition to the on-going conversation of our own country’s relationship with the rest of the world, such a project seems vitally important and meaningful.