International Shoe Congress
On Wednesday 7 and Thursday 8 November 2018, the 8th edition of the International Shoe Conference took place, for the first time ever in the Belgian city of Izegem. The overall theme for this edition was ‘Craftmanship and sustainability in historical and contemporary perspective’.
Links to the given lectures can be found below:
Bert De Munck: Craftmanship – an introduction
Patrick Van Parys: Shoe reparations and sustainability
Karolina Blusiewicz: Raw material in the late medieval shoemaking in small Pomeranian towns
Mark Vandevelde: Komrads – from canvas shoe to trendy sneaker
Nicoline van Enter: Lessons learned from SLEM
Katrien Herdewyn: High tech in high heels
Liza Snook: The virtual shoe museum
Kristel Peters: Growing shoes
Maryelle Vinckier: Is there a future for leather in the 21st century?
Catherine Willems: Do you want to have your feet back?
Silvie Lecikova: Shoes made of rumen
Explicit: The first shoe made of chewing gum