A Nottingham based research project led by Dr Naomi Braithwaite
The Graduation Shoes Project: A Celebration of Style and Identity
Graduation is a significant rite of passage and a celebration of achievement as the individual progresses from student to graduate.
The Graduation Shoes Project takes shoes as the focal point of research and examines their role in this important ceremonial celebration. Walking across the stage to receive one’s degree is a seminal moment, one in which shoes have a major role to play, carrying the wearer from student to graduate, and on to life’s next exciting adventure.
The Graduation Shoes Project launched in July 2019 at NTU. Using photographs and short interviews the project documents the shoes that our graduates are wearing, the stories behind their choices and explores their role in this transitional moment in the wearer’s life.