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Hot Docs Podcast Festival: See your favourite podcasts live on stage.

Named one of the 10 best podcasts of the year by The New Yorker and The New York Times, Avery Trufelman's hit fashion podcast Articles of Interest dives deep into what we wear.

For this live episode, Trufelman teams up with influential designer and activist Aurora James and director and senior curator of the Bata Shoe Museum Elizabeth Semmelhack for what is sure to be a memorable conversation.

Take an immersive journey through the aesthetic influences and creative practice of the Toronto-raised, NYC-based James, who recently graced the cover of Vogue: from the founding of her award-winning label, Brother Vellies, to her groundbreaking campaigns on behalf of Black businesses in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder.

Sharing examples from the growing international collection at Toronto’s own Bata Shoe Museum, these three brilliant fashion minds will bring to life the history and innovations which shape the contemporary design practices of footwear.

On the Hot Docs stage, these influential tastemakers will discuss the world of shoes, along with James’s new memoir, Wildflower, and her innovative design practices which have led to zeitgeist-defining pieces for the likes of Beyoncé, Nicki Minaj and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

Tickets: $36 (Members from $32.40)

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