Exhibition invites Melburnians to walk in the shoes of people who are young and homeless

“I first ran away from home when I was 16. I ran from the violence, the yelling and the abuse. It was easier to live on the street than it was to live at home.” ~ Stevie

An engaging new exhibition featuring a dynamic augmented reality experience will give Melburnians an insight into what it’s like to be young and homeless. Visitors to the Walk in My Shoes exhibition at Federation Square will follow Stevie, a beautifully created 3D animated character who shares her experience of youth homelessness. Visitors will scan a QR code on their phones, plug in their headphones and follow Stevie’s story. Stevie’s story was created using the words and experiences of two young people who have a lived experience of homelessness.

Visitors to the Walk in My Shoes exhibition at Federation Square will follow Stevie, a beautifully created 3D animated character who shares her experience of youth homelessness. Visitors will scan a QR code on their phones, plug in their headphones and follow Stevie’s story.
Stevie’s story was created using the words and experiences of two young people who have a lived experience of homelessness.

Walk in My Shoes is hosted by Concern Australia’s Steps Outreach Service in partnership with Igniting Change. Stevie’s augmented reality experience has been expertly created by the team from Catalyst VR.

Video:  Augmented Reality gives Melburnians an insight into being young and homeless.

The Steps team has been supporting young people who are experiencing homelessness in Melbourne for more than 35 years. Their work is more important than ever - each night 44,000 young Australians under 25 are without a safe and secure place to sleep. 

“Walk in my Shoes aims to give young people experiencing homelessness a voice while raising community awareness about youth homelessness and encouraging more people to respond to the issue and get involved to make a difference,” said Anne Mitchell, Steps Outreach Service Manager. 

Walk in My Shoes will be launched at a special event on Tuesday, 11 May at 6pm. Young people with a lived experience of homelessness will share their stories and musician Tash xxxx will perform live.  

For more information:  www.concernaustralia.org.au  

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Catalyst are always happy to help anyone looking to get started with Augmented Reality, find some inspiration or manage their AR development.

For more information;
Visit:  https://catalystvr.com.au/services/augmented-reality/
Australia:  Jamie Gilroy    jamie@catalystvr.com.au
United Kingdom:  Gabriel Howard   gabriel@catalystvr.co.uk

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